French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has urged the government to immediately restore state borders and expel foreigners monitored by surveillance after a suspected terror attack in Paris.
In reaction to Thursday’s assault claimed by Islamic State, in which one police officer was killed and two others were wounded, Le Pen demanded the Socialist government enact the measures proposed in her manifesto as a matter of urgency, according to Reuters.
“We cannot afford to lose this war. But for the past ten years, left-wing and right-wing governments have done everything they can for us to lose it. We need the presidency which acts and protects us,” Le Pen told reporters at the National Front headquarters on Friday.
Le Pen has consistently spoken about immigration and security issues throughout the campaign though has struggled to win backing over her position to pull out of the euro zone and single currency.
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