French President Emmanuel Macron slapped in the face during small town visit

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French President Emmanuel Macron talks with cooking students, Tuesday June 8, 2021 at the Hospitality school in Tain-l’Hermitage, southeastern France. (Philippe Desmazes, Pool via AP)

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face by a man during a visit to a small town in southeast France today, June 8.

Macron’s office on Tuesday confirmed a video that is widely circulating online.

The French president can be seen greeting the public waiting for him behind barriers in the town of Tain-l’Hermitage after he visited a high school that is training students to work in hotels and restaurants.

The video shows a man slapping Macron in the face and his bodyguards pushing the man away as the French leader quickly leaves the scene.

French news broadcaster BFM TV said two people have been detained by police.

BFM posted the video on their Twitter account. See the broadcast clip embedded below.

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