French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with French citizens, but a man who shakes his hand then slaps him in the face:
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As you can see that man is quickly tackled by Macron’s security and French police.
It’s since been reported that two people have been arrested following the incident.
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.