Macron’s finance and budget ministers receive death threats

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PARIS (Sept 11): Ministers in Emmanuel Macron’s government have received death threats, including bullets in the post, in the latest sign of a tense political climate, after the Yellow Vest protests and attacks on the offices of the French president’s political movement.

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin received a letter with three nine-millimeter bullets and a threat that a 11.43-millimeter caliber gun would be used “on site,” an official at the finance ministry said, confirming a report in French magazine Le Point.

Le Maire has filed a complaint for the latest threat and two earlier threats in August. Ahead of the Group of Seven summit in Biarritz, police in nearby Bayonne received a letter warning them to put in place a security perimeter around Le Maire’s home in the area.

“The home of Bruno Le Maire will be pulverized during the G7,” the handwritten letter reads, according to a photo published by Le Point.