President Macron is SLAPPED in the face during walkabout in France: Man wearing ‘Down with Macronia’ T-shirt is bundled to the ground and arrested
- Macron was struck across the face as he greeted voters in the Drome region
- The man was heard shouting ‘Down with Macronia’ as he delivered the slap
- Bodyguards quickly seized upon the man and bundled Macron to safety
- Two people were arrested, it is unclear what the other person’s role was
Emmanuel Macron has been slapped across the face during a walkabout to greet voters in southern France.
The man, who took the French President by the arm, shouted: ‘Down with Macronia’ (‘A Bas La Macronie’) as he delivered the blow.
Security guards quickly seized upon the assailant and bundled Macron to safety.
Two people were arrested following the incident in the village of Tain-l’Hermitage in the Drome region. It’s not clear what the second person’s role was.
French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped across the face by a man during a trip to southeast France on Tuesday, an aide said.