French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped by a man on Tuesday during a visit to a small town in southeastern France.
Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped by a man on Tuesday during a visit to a small town in southeastern France. The French president was greeted by people waiting for him behind barricades in downtown Tan-l’Hermitage after visiting a high school training students to work in hotels and restaurants. A video about the incident shows a man slapping Macron and his bodyguards pushing him back and the French leader immediately leaves. A bodyguard standing behind Macron raised his hand in defense of the president, but he was a second late to stop the incident.
After that the bodyguard surrounded him from all sides to protect the President. French news broadcaster BFM TV said police had detained two people. Macron has yet to comment on the incident and is continuing his tour. “Democracy has been targeted through the head of the country,” Prime Minister Jean Castex told the National Assembly. After this all the lawmakers applauded and stood in support. Castex said that in a democracy there is room for debate, dialogue, conflict of views, expression of legitimate dissent, but no place for violence of any kind. Right-wing leader Marine Le Pen strongly condemned the “aggression targeting the country’s president” on Twitter.
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He said that Macon is his top political opponent but the incident is highly condemnable. Socialist Party leader and former President François Hollande tweeted that the attack is “an unbearable blow against our institutions … Everyone should show solidarity with the head of the country.” Physical attacks, death threats in the country And the victims of harassment include the village mayor and MP.
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