Watch | French President Emmanuel Macron slapped in the face during walkabout

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Published: June 8,2021 08:30 PM
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French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face during a walkabout session with a crowd in the Drome region in southeastern France.

June 8, 2021: French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face during a walkabout session with a crowd in the Drome region in southeastern France.



In a video of the incident that has now gone viral on the internet, Macron could be seen walking up to a barrier where a man slaps him across his face after shaking hands with him.





BFM TV and RMC published a video clip, circulating on Twitter, which 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.





Macron’s security entourage quickly intervened to pull the man to the ground and move Macron away from him. Macron’s entourage confirmed that a man had attempted to slap Macron.



According to sources, two people were arrested for slapping the President.