The President of France, Emmanuel Macron has been assaulted by a man during a regional tour.
A footage caught the moment he was given a hot slap by an unknown man.
The embarrassing incident occured during a walkabout session with a crowd in the Drome region in southeastern France, BFM TV and RMC radio reported on Tuesday, June 8.
It is not yet known what caused the man to slap Macron, but his security aides came to his rescue and took him away.
In the trending footage, Macron, dressed in white shirt sleeves, could be seen walking towards a crowd of well-wishers standing behind a metal barrier.
He reached out his hand to greet one man, in a green T-shirt, with glasses and a face mask.
The man could be heard shouting out “Down with Macronia” (“A Bas La Macronie”) and then he slapped Macron in the face. The man was quickly tackled by the Macron’s security detail and Macron was swiftly ushered away to safety.
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