Video: President Emmanuel Macron slapped in the face by man in crowd

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French President Emmanuel Macron has been slapped in the face by a man in a crowd while speaking to the public during a visit to south-east France, video of the incident posted on social media shows.The footage showed Macron walking up to a metal fence and clasping the arm of a man in the crowd as he began to greet onlookers in the village of Tain-l’Hermitage, in the Drôme region of France.The man, while gripping Macron’s arm, then slapped the President across his left cheek while yelling for the end of “Macronie” — a pejorative term used in the French press for Macron’s presidency.

The President’s security detail quickly intervened, tackling the man while pulling the Mr Macron away from the metal barrier.”A man indeed tried to hit the President of the Republic,” the Elysee said in a statement to CNN.”We have no further comments at this point. Exchanges with the crowd and handshakes resumed. The trip continues.”

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