French President Emmanuel Macron received a slap in the face from an unknown man during a visit to the southeast of the country, in the department of Drome. The incident on June 8 was captured on video, which then began to actively spread on social networks.
In the footage from the video, it is noticeable that Macron was heading to the local residents to communicate. At this point, an unknown person slapped the French leader in the face. The president's guards immediately took him away.
Two people were detained in connection with the incident, he adds BFM.TV.
Earlier, on May 31, the French president said on Twitter that he had been vaccinated against the coronavirus. The French leader did not specify which vaccine he was vaccinated with and when. In a subsequent post, Macron called for others to be vaccinated.
Before that, on May 24, Macron attended a private concert of the parody-metal band ULTRA VOMIT in the gardens of the Elysee Palace. Macron, to promote measures to protect against coronavirus infection, asked two leading YouTube comedians in France, McFly, and Carlito, to record a video about the benefits of washing hands, wearing masks, and maintaining social distance. He promised that if their video gets 10 million views, the comedians will be able to shoot their next project at the Elysee Palace.