French President, Emmanuel Macron bought greater than he anticipated throughout a go to to the southeast a part of the nation on Tuesday.
The embarrassing incident occurred throughout a walkabout session with a crowd within the Drome area in southeastern France, BFM TV and RMC radio reported on Tuesday.
A viral video revealed by BFM TV and RMC exhibits a person in a inexperienced T-Shirt, with glasses and a face masks who pretended to be waving on the President then delivered a sizzling slap on his face.
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Macron’s safety entourage rapidly intervened and pulled the person to the bottom earlier than transferring Macron away from him.
The person’s motion, nevertheless, took many without warning as he had exchanged pleasantries with the president moments earlier than attacking him.
Additionally, Elysee Palace whereas confirming the event in an announcement described the assault as an affront to democracy.
“A person certainly tried to hit the President of the Republic.
“Two individuals have been arrested over the incident however we’ve got no additional feedback at this level,” the assertion stated.
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