The BBC reports:
French President Emmanuel Macron has been slapped in the face on an official visit to the south-east of France. In a video circulating on social media, Mr Macron is seen walking up to a barrier on a trip to Tain-l’Hermitage outside the city of Valence.
A man in a green T-shirt slaps Mr Macron in the face before officers quickly move in. The president, meanwhile, is pulled away. Two men have been arrested following the incident, French media report.
The man reportedly shouted “Down with Macron-ism” as he slapped the president. In the video Mr Macron briefly returned to the barrier after the incident and once again interacted with the crowd.
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Wikipedia: Montjoie Saint Denis! was the battle-cry and motto of the Kingdom of France. It allegedly referred to Charlemagne’s legendary banner the Oriflamme, which was also known as the “Montjoie” and was kept at the Abbey of Saint Denis. The battle-cry was first used during the reign of Louis VI of France, the first royal bearer of the Oriflamme.
VIDEO: French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face today during a stop in southeastern France. @AFP reports “just before the slap, is shouted the royalist war cry “Montjoie Saint Denis!”, As well as “Down with macronie!””
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— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) June 8, 2021
The royalist who tried to slap Macron has united the French political spectrum in a way I haven’t seen in a while https://t.co/vGP7Bx321b
— Katerina Ang (@katerinareports) June 8, 2021
#UPDATE A bystander slapped French President Emmanuel #Macron across the face during a trip to southeast France on Tuesday on the second stop of a nation-wide tour, his bodyguards quickly intervening before two people were arrested https://t.co/5cj7yXWpyB #TainLHermitage pic.twitter.com/NUL0yhxDW4
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) June 8, 2021