Man who slapped Macron gets 4 months in jail…
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That was quick. Ruling handed down today.
A medieval combat enthusiast has been given four months in jail after slapping French President Emmanuel Macron. Damien Tarel told the court it was an act of impulse, but the prosecutor said it was a “deliberate act of violence.”
The court heard that Tarel subscribed to the yellow-vest movement.
President Macron said the attack should not be trivialised but had to be kept in proportion.
He had just left a hotel school in the south-eastern town of Tain-l’Hermitage when he ran towards a crowd waiting behind a metal barrier. As he slapped the president, Tarel was heard to shout “Montjoie and Saint-Denis! Down with Macronism” using an obscure medieval battle-cry.