The news keeps his opposition laughing and his followers stunned. French President Emmanuel Macron was on a visit to a small town in the southeast of France when he was engaging with a local audience. A bystander slapped Emmanuel Macron on his face during that moment.
France President Emmanuel Macron Slapped Video
The incident took place on Tuesday, June 9, 2021. French President Emmanuel Macron slapped incident went viral on social media.
Macron later said he was not afraid for his safety and nothing was stopping him from continuing his work.
Who Slapped the French President Macron and why did he slap?
The man wearing a khaki T-shirt shouted “Down with Macronia” (“A Bas La Macronie”) and slapped the president on the left side of his face. He was also heard shouting “Montjoie Saint-Denis”. , the battle cry of the army for France when the country was still a monarchy.
Two of President Macron’s security guards approached the man in the shirt and another took President Macron away. Another video posted on Twitter showed the president returning to the spectator line a few seconds later and once again started handshaking the audience.
Local mayor Xavier Angeli told franceinfo radio that Macron had asked his security forces “leave him” as the criminal was being held on the ground.
Two people were arrested. The identity of the man who slapped France President and his motives were unclear.
The motto the man was shouting has been adopted by royalists and right-wing extremists in France in recent years, Fiametta Venner, a political scientist who studies French extremists, told BFMTV.
Macron visited the Drome region to meet with restaurateurs and students and to discuss how to return to normal life in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus) across the nation before next year’s presidential election. He later continued his visit to the region.