French leader Macron slapped in face on visit to small town

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PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has has been slapped in the face by a man during a visit to a small town in southeast France. The incident on Tuesday prompted a wide show of support from politicians across the ideological spectrum. A video shows a man slapping Macron in the face and the president’s bodyguards pushing the aggressor away as the head of state was quickly rushed from the scene in the town of Tain-l’Hermitage. The man appears to have cried out “Montjoie! Saint Denis!” a centuries-old royalist war cry, before finishing with “A bas la Macronie,” or “Down with Macron.” French broadcaster BFM-TV reports that two people have been detained by police.

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