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Macron slapped by man during trip to southeast France; 2 detained

/ 09:29 PM June 08, 2021
Macron slapped by man during trip to southeast France; 2 detained

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks during a visit to meet home-care assistants in Toulon, southern France, on August 4, 2020. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON / POOL / AFP)

PARIS/LYON — French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped across the face by a man during a trip to southeast France on Tuesday, an aide said.

Images broadcast on the BFM news channel showed Macron approach a barrier to shake the hand of a man who slapped the 43-year-old across the face in the village of Tain-l’Hermitage in the Drome region.

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Two individuals were detained because of the incident, according to an official.

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