Attack on the French President: A man from the crowd publicly slapped Emmanuel Macron. Watch Video
French President Emmanuel Macron was attacked in the Drome area on Tuesday afternoon. Macron was meeting people here
French President Emmanuel Macron was attacked in the Drome area on Tuesday afternoon. Macron was meeting people here. There was also a barricade in the middle when a person slapped him. According to the news agency, so far two people have been arrested in this case. There may be some more arrests soon. Its video clip has also surfaced. The attacker was wearing a green shirt and was also wearing a face mask.
Saved by the security guard
As soon as this person attacked the President, the security agents present there immediately caught the person and dropped him on the ground. Macros was taken away. Some reports said that Macron could not get slapped.
What really happened
It is seen in the footage that Macron is passing by the crowd. There are barricades between them and the people. During this, a person tries to say something to him. As Macron approaches him, the man slaps him. Macron's security agents catch him. According to the information, the attacker was shouting some slogans like "We are upset with Macron".
Prime Minister Jean Casteux informed about the incident to the National Assembly. He said- Democracy means to dialogue and debate. In no case we support violence. Leader of the Opposition Jean-Luc Malcoln said – We stand with our President. Bars and restaurants have opened in the area after 7 months, just days before the President's visit. Night curfew has also been abolished.
Macron is touring the whole country
The President of France is on a nationwide tour these days. Its purpose is believed to be to gauge the pulse of the people. He had visited a high school shortly before the incident on Tuesday. He was not scheduled to meet people, but when he was on his way back from school, some people called him. After this Macron went to meet him and only then this incident happened. Presidential elections are due in France next year. A recent poll found radical leader Marine Lippen to be slightly ahead of Macron. Macron is touring the country to end this edge.
Was also insulted last year
According to 'France 24', in July last year, Macron went on a tour of an area in central Paris with his wife Brighetti. Then also some people made wrong comments on him. Macron won the presidential election in 2017. Till now not much information has been revealed about the attacker.