The French newspaper, Le Parisien, said that the country’s security authorities had thwarted a coup attempt led by a far-right politician.
The famous newspaper reported that the General Intelligence thwarted a coup planned by the former deputy of the Democratic Movement “MoDem” Remy Dayer.
It highlighted that the French authorities had placed Dayer, the far-right figure, in pretrial detention on suspicion of involvement in planning a coup and acts of violence.
She explained that Daye, 55, was charged on October 22 with terrorism. Investigations revealed “a worrying coup aimed at seizing the Elysee Palace, with the help of many Dayer supporters and a large paramilitary organization.”
For its part, France TV Info revealed that Dayer’s scheme was described as “secret”, dubbed “Operation Azure” and was “highly organized”.
And he indicated, quoting a source “close to the file”, that the idea of the scheme arose about a year ago, at a time when France was fighting a health crisis due to the repercussions of the Corona virus.
He continued, “Dayer was leading Operation Azure from his home in Malaysia, where he formed a secret organization of dozens of people to participate in his project.”
He pointed out that the secret organization includes “civilian and military people with real weapons and a recruitment plan… The military team is headed by two soldiers from the French army.”
“Operation Azure was worrying, although no specific date was set for the day of the coup,” he added.
“France TV Info” said that investigations are continuing on charges of “forming a terrorist criminal association”, adding that those arrested may also be pursued on charges of “threatening state security”.