French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face on Tuesday by a person in a crowd of onlookers whereas on a walkabout in southern France, a video of the incident confirmed. Macron’s safety entourage shortly intervened to drag the person to the bottom and transfer Macron away from him.
Two folks have been arrested in reference to the incident, broadcasters BFM TV and RMC radio reported.
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The incident befell whereas Macron was on a go to to the Drome area in south-eastern France, the place he met restaurateurs and college students to speak about how life is returning to regular after Covid-19.
In video circulating on social media, Macron, dressed in shirt sleeves, may very well be seen strolling in the direction of a crowd of well-wishers who have been behind a metallic barrier. The French president reached out his hand to greet one man, in a inexperienced T-Shirt, with glasses and a face masks. The person may very well be heard shouting out “Down with Macronia” (“A Bas La Macronie”) after which he delivered a slap to Macron’s face. Two of Macron’s safety element tackled the person in the inexperienced T-shirt, whereas one other ushered Macron away.
However Macron remained in the neighborhood of the group for a couple of extra seconds, and seemed to be speaking to somebody on the opposite facet of the boundaries. The presidential administration stated there had been an try to strike Macron, however declined additional remark.