Man slaps French President Emmanuel Macron during crowd walkabout

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Two people were arrested after French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped by a man during a walkabout session with a crowd in the Drome region in southeastern France, BFM TV and RMC radio reported on Tuesday.

BFM TV and RMC published a video clip, circulating on Twitter, which shows a man in a green T-Shirt, with glasses and a face mask, shout out “Down with Macronia” (“A Bas La Macronie”) and then deliver a slap to Macron’s face.

?? FLASH – Emmanuel #Macron s’est fait gifler par un homme s’écriant “À bas la macronie !”, lors d’une visite à #Tain. (via @AlexpLille) #Drôme pic.twitter.com/ncLhQymiET
— Mediavenir (@Mediavenir) June 8, 2021
Macron’s security entourage quickly intervened to pull the man to the ground and move Macron away from him. Macron’s entourage confirmed that a man had attempted to slap Macron.

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