On Tuesday afternoon, a man slapped Macron in the face as the president approached the public for greetings during a visit to the southeastern Drome department. Security quickly intervened and apprehended the assailant, along with the person filming the scene.
According to BFMTV, both detained individuals will continue to remain in custody for the time being.
The slapping incident was condemned by many French politicians. Macron himself said it was a one-time thing and vowed to continue meeting with the citizens in spite of it.