French President Macron gets slapped by member of public 1

French President Macron gets slapped by member of public

 

French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face by a man in a crowd as he spoke to the public during a visit to southeast France on Tuesday, video of the incident posted on social media showed.
The footage, shared by CNN-affiliate BFM, 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.
Macron's security detail quickly intervened, tackling the man while pulling the president away from the metal barrier.

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62 comments

    1. @Msizi Nkosi MACRON ABHORS VIOLENCE AND THAT WHITE SUPREMACIST WHO SLAPPED HIM MIGHT HAVE BEEN ARMED !!!

    2. @A R STOP MAKING FUN OF THIS TERRORIST ATTACK!! MACRON AND BIDEN MUST BE PROTECTED FROM WHITE TERRORISTS !!

  1. There’s no justification for that, but if you lock up the free world for more than a year, events like this will become common. The public’s mental health was compounded by anger towards the political elite.

    1. @Sunny Madron uhmmmm
      How about him being an islamophobic and doing laws specifically targetting Muslims?

  2. I beg the differ. Given their performance, this slap is the least of their worries…….

    1. ​@silver120mp 6 minutes ago
      can u give us some more , i’am not up to date ; what u mean by their performance?

      Oh I don’t know, guess you haven’t lost a loved-one to Covid-19? Nor do you have a loved-one’s eye knocked out of her eye socket during yellow shirt protests? You know, the basics……

    2. Think it is extremely dangerous if he continues to remain out of touch of people needs and expectations from him. Also never seen president going close to meet people in crowd when he knows (gut feeling says) that he is not a celebrity or has not done anything worthy of accolade and cheering and waving (signing autograph)!

    3. @robin o rhys rhys
      Well, now Macron can position him as the victim of a mob. Although it really just looked like a slap in a cat fight……

    1. @Zed ~ Right, physical assault is not violence. Got you. I’m sure the law and the authorities will see things your way, Doc!

    2. @Stan Wilson ~ Finally, a voice of reason besides mine in this comment thread! Thanks for restoring some of my faith in humanity!

    3. @Xavier Medina ~ Thanks to the Koch brothers and Adelson, we’re headed towards more of a plutocracy than an oligarchy, neither of which automatically translates to fascism, Doc. Democrats new voting rights bill proposes eliminating dark money, and it was Republicans on the Supreme Court who decided that corporations were the same as people, allowing unlimited campaign finance to corrupt our government. You’re obviously referring to education institutions like Jim Jones university and Liberty University, and the fascist Republican cult pushing revisionist history, like about January 6.

    4. @wily wascal come on that’s barely a “physical assault” and the authorities will probably let the guy go after just few days this is not the first time it happens to someone lik Manu :).

    1. @Somali is with Palestine LISTEN, CNN IS RIGHT! THAT FRENCH DEPLORABLE WHITE SUPREMACIST LOCKED IN A CAGE FOR VIOLENT ASSAULT – WE MUST MAKE SURE WHITE NATIONALISTS DON’T GET ANYWHERE NEAR BIDEN & KAMALA…

    2. @Msizi Nkosi HOW CAN YOU MAKE FUN OF THIS!?? THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL OUTRAGE – THAT PUNCH COULD HAVE CAUSED GRAVE INJURY TO MACRON – WHITE NATIONALISTS ARE TARGETTING LIBERAL POLITICIANS !!

  3. First time in my life I gave CNN a thumbs up. It wasn’t for the “news”, it was for the slap.

  4. Why is the prime minister saying it’s an attack on democracy? One person, one slap is very democratic in my opinion.

    1. Think it is extremely dangerous if he continues to remain out of touch of people needs and expectations from him. Also never seen president going close to meet people in crowd when he knows (gut feeling says) that he is not a celebrity or has not done anything worthy of accolade and cheering and waving (signing autograph)!

  5. Ahhhh, “French aggression?!” quite a long fall from the “Reign of Terror” era during French Revolution.

  6. REPORTER: “There is nothing funny about a world leader getting slapped in the face.”

    Everybody: “Au contraire!”

  7. :34 “there is nothing funny about a world leader getting slapped” Lets agree to disagree on that one

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