June 11, 2021

Frenchman given 4 months in jail for slapping President Emmanuel Macron

By Ulysse Bellier

Valence, France – A court on Thursday sentenced to four months in prison a man who slapped President Emmanuel Macron across the face after being angered by what he said was the French leader’s “friendly and mendacious” look.

Damien Tarel, a 28-year-old mediaeval history enthusiast, was handed a prison term of 18 months, 14 of which were suspended, after slapping Macron on Tuesday.

He has been in custody since the assault, whi…

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