French President Emmanuel Macron slapped during crowd walkabout

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French President Emmanuel Macron has been slapped during a walkabout session with a crowd in southeast France.

In video circulating on social media, Mr Macron, dressed in shirt sleeves, could be seen walking towards a crowd of
well-wishers who were behind a metal barrier.

The president 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") before then delivering a slap to Mr Macron's face.

The president's security entourage quickly intervened to pull the man to the ground and move Mr Macron away from him.

They confirmed that a man had attempted to slap him.

Mr Macron is visiting the Drome region to meet restaurateurs and students to talk about how life is returning to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two people have been arrested, a source told BFM TV.

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