Viral Video: Man Slaps French President Emmanuel Macron During Walkout in Drome

Viral Video: Man Slaps French President Emmanuel Macron During Walkout in Drome French President E Macron (Source: ANI File)

New Delhi: French President Emmanuel Macron was a slap by a man wearing a green T-shirt during a walkabout in front of a crowd in the Drome region in southeastern France. The video, authenticated, has been circulates on social networks. The incident was confirmed by French media outlet BFMTV.

The video clip which is circulating on Twitter, shows a man in a green T-Shirt, with glasses and a face mask shouting  “Down with Macronia” (“A Bas La Macronie”) and then delivering a slap to Macron’s face.

Two men have been arrested in the wake of the incident, according to French media.

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The incident attracted strong political reaction in France as many leaders condemned the physical attack on the French leader.

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The incident took place while President Macron was conducting a tour of France. Macron’s visit comes after the country decided to push back its overnight curfew from Wednesday from 9 PM to 11 PM. France’s bars and restaurants will now be able to reopen after seven months of closure.

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