French President Emmanuel Macron has been slapped in the face by a man during a walkabout session with a crowd in the Drome region in southeastern France.
The man was heard shouting ‘Down with Macronia’ as he delivered the slap.
BFM TV and RMC published a video clip, circulating on Twitter, which 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.
Macron’s security entourage quickly intervened to pull the man to the ground and move Macron away from him. Macron’s entourage confirmed that a man had attempted to slap Macron.