President Emmanuel Macron of France shakes hands with citizens of France, but one of them had something else to give him.. a hand to the face:
Two people reportedly arrested. pic.twitter.com/4mxU7tOrMJ
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As you can see, Macron’s security and French police rapidly apprehend the individual.
Two persons have been arrested as a result of the event, according to reports.
BBC – In a video circulating on social media, Mr Macron is seen walking up to a barrier on a trip to Tain-l’Hermitage outside the city of Valence.
A man in a green T-shirt slaps Mr Macron in the face before officers quickly move in. The president, meanwhile, is pulled away.
Two men have been arrested following the incident, French media report.
The man reportedly shouted “Down with Macron-ism” as he slapped the president.
In the video Mr Macron briefly returned to the barrier after the incident and once again interacted with the crowd.
As yet the identity and motive of the man are unclear. The local prefecture said he and another individual are being questioned by the gendarmerie, in a statement reported by AFP news agency.
Well this man got his 5 minutes of fame. Now he’ll probably get slapped with at least a year in prison, so I hope it was worth it.