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Emmanuel Macron reacted to the incident with a slap in the face

The Head of State urged not to allow aggressive individuals to take over the debate, stressing that "they do not deserve it.”

After the incident, he also said that he had no concerns and would continue to meet with the French.

On Tuesday, June 8, it became known that Macron received a slap in the face from an unknown man during his trip to the department of Drome as part of his presidential campaign.

The corresponding video was distributed on social networks. The footage shows the head of state approaching the fences behind which the citizens were standing, and at this time one man strikes the politician in the face. Security personnel quickly intervened to neutralize the unknown. They took the man by the arms and pushed him away from Macron.

According to BFMTV, the Elysee Palace confirmed the incident, but stressed that it was not a slap in the face, but only an attempt to inflict it.

Later, French Prime Minister Jean Castex called the incident with the slap in the face of Macron a blow to democracy.

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