The disturbing video of a man slapping the French President, Emmanuel Macron, while shaking hands with bystanders during a visit to a local school, is currently trending online.
The 43-year-old politician was slapped by a man who first shouted, “Down with Macronia” (“A Bas La Macronie”) before slapping the president at his walkabout session with a crowd at a school in Tain-l’Hermitage, a village in southeastern France on Tuesday, June 8.
Local BFM TV reported that authorities arrested two people in connection with the altercation: the suspected slapper and another who accompanied him.
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