PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped Tuesday in the face by a man during a visit to a small town in southeast France.
Macron’s office confirmed a video that is widely circulating online.
The French president can be seen greeting the public waiting for him behind traffic barriers in the small 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 is quickly rushed from the scene.
French news broadcaster BFM TV said two people have been detained by police in the assault.
Video: The French president Emmanuel Macron got slapped in the face while greeting people. This happened in a small town in southeastern France. pic.twitter.com/r4Xsemi2m6
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Macron has not commented yet on the incident and continued his visit.