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  • n  French police force; a group of gendarmes or gendarmes collectively

  • Next, opposition manifestoes were confiscated by the Government and unfavorable newspapers suppressed Lastly, the whole gendarmerie was combed out before the elections and .
  • A chilling scenario -- and one that was averted only because commandos of the French gendarmerie stormed the Air France jetliner last week on the tarmac of Marseilles' Marignane .
  • Ever since the gold rush, do-it-yourself lawmen have aided the Bay Area's overtaxed gendarmerie by offering extra protection to merchants and homeowners.
News & Articles

  • Kurdish mourners blast Turkish government after shootings
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Hundreds of Kurds chanted anti-government slogans at the funeral on Saturday of a demonstrator killed by security forces in southeast Turkey, raising fears of violence at weekend protest marches planned around the country. Turkish security forces killed one person and wounded ten on Friday when they fired on a group protesting against the construction of a new gendarmerie ...
    June 29, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Turkish security forces fire on protest in southeast, one dead
    By Seyhmus Cakan DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish security forces killed one person and wounded ten on Friday when they fired on a group protesting against the construction of a new gendarmerie outpost in Kurdish-dominated southeastern Turkey, a Kurdish party lawmaker said. The incident, in Kayacik village in Diyarbakir province, appeared to be the most violent in the region since a ...
    June 28, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Nicolas Sarkozy in Times Online
    This arrest shows once again the strong commitment of the French police and gendarmerie and the excellent cooperation between France and Spain in the fight against Basque terrorism,President Sarkozy of France said.
  • Abdullah Gul in Xinhua
    Gul noted "apparently, terrorist organization attacked Aktutun Gendarmerie border outpost in Semdinli town of southeastern province of Hakkari to show that it is still standing erect. I would like to reaffirm that we will continue to fight against...
  • Francois Bozize in Reuters South Africa
    I am asking the gendarmerie, the police and all other public forces to keep the peace and deploy in every street in Bangui,Bozize said. "Let's mobilise against the enemies of the nation."

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