April 13, 2017
A building housing French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s campaign headquarters was hit by an arson attempt on Thursday, firefighters and police said, with only minor damage caused.
Firefighters were called around 2:40 am (0040 GMT) to the ground floor offices of an insurance company on the upmarket Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore in central Paris.
A fire service spokesman said the fire was “quickly brought under control” and damaged only the door and a doormat.
The upper floors of the building, on one of the French capital’s most exclusive streets close to the president’s Elysee Palace official residence, house the campaign offices of right wing National Front (FN) leader Le Pen.
This article was posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:57 am