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VIDEO: Man Slaps French President Macron During Walkabout



Man Slaps French President Macron

 A yet to be identified bystander has slapped French President, Emmanuel Macron across the face during a trip to southeast France on Tuesday on the second stop of a nationwide tour.

In the viral video pictured the moment Macron approach a barrier to greet a man who, rather than shaking hands, slapped the 43-year-old across the face. Macron’s bodyguards who quickly intervened, leading to the arrest of two people. Eyewitness said;

“The man who tried to slap the president and another individual are currently being questioned by the gendarmerie,” the regional prefecture said in a statement.

The incident in the village of Tain-l’Hermitage in the Drome region represents a serious security breach and overshadows the start of Macron’s tour which he said was designed to “take the country’s pulse.”

“Around 1:15 pm (1115 GMT), the president got back into his car after visiting a high school and came back out because onlookers were calling out to him,” the prefecture said. “He went to meet them and that’s where the incident happened, it added.

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