Posted on June 10, 2021 by Il Grido del Popolo©
A man slapped President Emmanuel Macron in the face on Tuesday during a walkabout in southern France. Macron later said he had not feared for his safety, and that nothing would stop him carrying on with his job.
In a video circulating on social media, Macron reached out his hand to greet a man in a small crowd of onlookers standing behind a metal barrier as he visited a professional training college for the hospitality industry. The man, who was dressed in a khaki T-shirt, then shouted “Down with Macronia” (“A Bas La Macronie”) and slapped Macron on the left side of his face.
The local mayor, Xavier Angeli, told franceinfo radio that Macron urged his security to “leave him, leave him” as the offender was being held to the ground. Two people were arrested, a police source told Reuters. The identify of the man who slapped Macron, and his motives, were unclear.