France Expels German National Ahead Of G7 Summit
Paris, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 15th Aug, 2019 ) :French authorities have expelled a German national ahead of next week's G7 summit in France, which he was supposed to be covering for a French radio station, the interior ministry said Thursday.
French authorities are boosting security in Biarritz during the Group of Seven meeting of major industrialised nations, including blocking off large parts of the city after activists announced plans to hold a "counter-summit" nearby with thousands of demonstrators.
In an interview with Germany's Radio Dreyeckland, which had hired him to report on the G7 summit in Biarritz from August 24-26, the man accused French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner of trying to keep "annoying people" far from the summit.
On August 8, "after being stopped at a police checkpoint, I was arrested and spent 24 hours in jail because I had been designated a leftist activist, even though they didn't give any reason at first," said the man, identifying himself as Luc.
He said he had hired a lawyer to contest his expulsion.