French President Macron was punched while visiting a small town in southeastern France. Macron and security personnel approached a group of people waiting for him behind the squeeze barrier.
When Macron put his hand on a man’s arm to greet him, the man immediately punched him in the face. The man was then pushed to the ground by Macron’s security and police.
In a video, the man can be heard yelling “à bas la Macronie”, which means “Down with everything Macron represents.” According to French media reports, he and another man have been arrested.
The incident occurred in the city of Tain-l’Hermitage near Lyon. Macron visited a middle school there, where students were trained to work in the hotel industry.