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VIDEO: Man slaps French President Emmanuel Macron; security quickly takes him down

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French police arrested two men after French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face. The incident took place as Macron took part in a walkabout session in a town in south-eastern France.

Police made two arrests after the French president was slapped in the face by a man in the crowd during a walkabout session in France’s Drome region.

A video sighted by French showed a man in a green T-shirt wearing glasses and a face mask shout “Down with Macronia,” before slapping Macron.

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The incident took place as Macron visited the southeastern region to meet restaurateurs and students to talk about how life is returning to normal as the country’s COVID lockdown eases.

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Macron had been seen walking towards a crowd of apparent well-wishers behind a metal barrier in the village of Tain-l’Hermitage. He reached out his hand to greet the individual, who then hit him.

During the incident, the man whose identity and intentions were unclear could be heard shouting “Montjoie Saint Denis” .

A presidential security entourage quickly intervened to pull the protester to the ground and move Macron away.

Source: vibeweek.com

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