The man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron has been sentenced to four months in prison. The man, identified as Damien Tarel, pleaded guilty in court to the act, but the prosecution said it was “deliberate violence”.
French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped during an official visit to southeastern France. The court was told that the culprit was a member of a right-wing or far-right organization. At the same time that President Macron was slapped, the man also chanted the slogan “Down with Macron”.
A video circulating on social media after the incident showed President Macron being in an area of Valencia on Tuesday when he approached an obstacle he had set up to stop civilians. He was slapped by a citizen in a green shirt and security personnel rushed to the spot shortly afterwards. They pull the French president out. The incident was condemned by various politicians in the country.