french presidentHe was slapped on Tuesday by a man during a visit to a small town in southeastern France. This was an event that prompted politicians to widely support the head of state.
The French president is greeting the people who wait for him behind the city walls. Tain-l’Hermitage After he visits a high school that is training students to work in hotels and restaurants. A video of the incident was posted on Twitter.
Macron described the incident as “A lonely act” in an interview with local newspaper Le Dauphine Libere.
“Everything is going well. … We must not let alone act. highly violent person Just as protests (on the streets) dominated public debates. They don’t deserve it,” he said.
Macron said he had no specific concerns after the assault.
“I greeted the people beside the man and took pictures with them. I keep talking and will continue. Nothing can stop me,” he said.
The bodyguard, standing behind Macron, raised his hand to defend the president. But it was too late to stop for a split second. The bodyguard then wrapped his arms over the president to protect him.
Macron can turn away while the attacker’s right hand is connected. It makes it seem like the president is more indifferent than direct slaps.
The masked man appears to be screaming “Montjoie! Saint Denis!”, the centuries-old royalist cries before ending with “A bas la Macronie” or “Down with Macron.”
Another video shows Macron returning immediately after the incident. appears to be facing his villain. Then greet the other members of the crowd.
BFM TV A French news station said police had detained two people, the man suspected of slapping Macron in the face. and another man who took the video
a few hours later Macron is a 25-minute walk in the narrow streets of nearby Valence. Pose selfies with a small crowd. and chat with many people in a bright and warm atmosphere. Some people might hear Macron saying “thank you” and “good luck”.
In 2018, “Montjoie! Saint Denis!” was sung by someone who threw cream pie at far-left French lawmaker Eric Coquerel. At the time, the far-right monarchist Action Francaise took charge of Coquerel today. Tuesday showed solidarity with Macron.
Prime Minister Jean Castex speaks at Parliament, the lower house of the French Parliament. “through the head of state That’s democracy being the target.” Lawmakers from various political groups stood up and applauded loudly to show their support.
“Democracy is a matter of debate, dialogue, confrontation with ideas. Legitimate Expression of Conflict Of course, in any case it will be violent verbal assault and even less physical harm,” Castex said.
Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right Strongly condemned on Twitter that “Irresistible physical aggression aimed at the President of the Republic.”
She later said that while Macron was clearly her top political opponent. that attack “Profoundly reprehensible”
Former Socialist President Francois Hollande tweeted: Such a slap is “The attack on our institution is unbearable and unbearable…. The whole country must show solidarity with the head of state.”
less than a year before the next French presidential election. Macron was the political center last week in Political “Tour de France”, saying he planned to visit the regions. of France in the next few months to “Feel the pulse of the country” as the government tries to restore The economy has been affected by the country’s epidemic.
Macron said in an interview that he would like to engage the people in consultations with the large number of French citizens. It aims to “reshape” the pandemic — and prepares a possible campaign for the second term.
Concerns about violence against elected officials and police have spread in France. Especially after members of the so-called economic protest movement. “Yellow vests” repeatedly clash with riot control officials in 2019.
Village mayors and legislators have also been targeted for assault, death threats and harassment.
But the well-protected head of state of France is exempt. This includes the shockwave that swept through French politics after Tuesday’s attack.
Macron, like his predecessors. Enjoy spending time meeting and greeting members in public. French is called “Crowd bathing” has long been an important part of French politics. and rarely show any disrespect for the president.
However, Macron was verbally attacked at an earlier meet-and-greet initiative, AFP reported.
The 2018 tour to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I saw scenes of angry citizens yelling and bullying him. and in July last year Macron and his wife Brigitte were verbally attacked by protesters as they walked through the Tuileries Gardens in central Paris on Bastille Day.
Bystanders pulled on then President Nicolas Sarkozy’s suit during a shower among the crowd in 2011, his successor, Hollande, was bathed in powder the next year. Months before he won the presidential election.