French President Emmanuel Macron Slapped By Man He Interacted With During Crowd Stop; Two Arrested

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In a shocking incident, French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped by a man during a walkabout session with a crowd in the Drome region in southeastern France.

In a video clip circulating on social media platforms, Macron can be seen walking up to a barrier to greet people on a trip to Tain-l'Hermitage outside the city of Valence. The video 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.

The President’s security quickly intervened to pull the man to the ground. Two people have been arrested in relation to the incident, reports Economic Times.

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Terming it as an ‘isolated incident’, President Macron reportedly told French newspaper Le Dauphiné, “We must not let ultra-violent people take over the public debate: they do not deserve it,"

He once again returned to the barrier, later on, to interact with the crowd.

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