Two people were arrested after French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped by a man during a walkabout session with a crowd in the Drome region in southeastern France, BFM TV and RMC radio reported on Tuesday.
A widely circulating video clip on Twitter, shows a man in a green T-Shirt, with glasses and a face mask, shout out “Down with Macronia” (“A Bas La Macronie”) and then deliver a slap to Macron’s face.
Someone just slapped France's president Macron lol wtf pic.twitter.com/ZmlCXLj3Rn
— mx (@MessiMX10i) June 8, 2021
Macron’s security team quickly intervened to pull the man to the ground and move Macron away from him. Macron’s security personals confirmed that a man had attempted to slap Macron.