French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face by an unidentified man during a visit to the southeast of the country in the Drome department. The incident on June 8 was caught on video, which then began to spread actively on social networks.
The footage from the video shows Macron heading to the locals to chat. At that moment, an unknown man slapped the French leader. The president’s guards immediately took him away.
Two people were detained on the fact of the incident, adds BFM.TV.
Earlier, on May 31, the French president said on Twitter that he had been vaccinated against the coronavirus. The French leader did not specify what vaccine he had received and when. In a subsequent post, Macron urged others to get vaccinated as well.
Prior to that, on May 24, Macron attended a private concert by the parody metal band ULTRA VOMIT in the gardens of the Elysee Palace. To promote measures to protect against coronavirus infection, Macron asked France’s two leading YouTube comedians McFly and Carlito to record videos on the benefits of washing hands, wearing masks and keeping a social distance. He promised that if their video gets 10 million views, the comedians can film their next project at the Elysee Palace.