On Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron was beaten by a protester during his visit to Tain-l’Hermitage, one of the communes belonging to Drôme, a department located on the southeast side of the country. As could be seen in a video released on social networks, the French president approached a metal fence where the residents of the commune were huddled and, when he shook his arms with the first of them, he slapped him on the left side of his face.
Quickly, Macron’s security force intervened by removing him from the scene and arresting the assailant who, after beating the French president, shouted: “Down with Macronism!” The sources told AFP that two people ended up being arrested after the attack and Macron again greeted the other residents as part of the visit about the reopening of bars and restaurants following a drop in cases. After the fact, several political leaders in France expressed their repudiation of this act. One of them was the leader of the La France Insoumise party, Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
Cette fois-ci vous commencez à comprendre que les violents passent à l’acte ? Je suis solidaire du Président. – Jean-Luc Mélenchon (@JLMelenchon)
June 8, 2021
“This time you begin to understand that the violent also take action? I sympathize with the president,” tweeted Mélenchon, who had also received threats from a YouTuber named Papacito.Also deputy Manuel Bompard expressed his rejection: “Solidarity with the president of the Republic, slapped with cries of ‘Montjoie Saint-Denis’, slogan of the extreme right of royalty. No disagreement can justify physical aggression. Hopefully this time everyone will finally understand that.”
Solidarité avec le président de la République giflé aux cris de « Montjoie Saint-Denis », slogan de l’extrême-droite royaliste. Aucun désaccord ne peut justifier une agression physique. Espérons que cette fois tout le monde le comprenne enfin.https://t.co/Fj3QwnzMht — Manuel Bompard (@mbompard)
June 8, 2021
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