ABC News reports:
A 28-year-old Frenchman who described himself as a right-wing or extreme-right “patriot” was sentenced to four months in prison Thursday for slapping President Emmanuel Macron in the face. Damien Tarel was also banned from ever holding public office in France and from owning weapons for five years over the swipe Tuesday, which caught Macron’s left cheek with an audible thwack as the French leader was greeting a crowd.
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A French court has sentenced a 28-year-old man to four months in prison for slapping President Macron in the face. Damien Tarel was quickly arrested after the swipe that caught Macron’s left cheek with an audible thwack. https://t.co/6UCYfoWrwy
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