Man who slapped Emmanuel Macron gets four-month jail sentence

Court in Valence convicts Damien Tarel on charge of violence against a person invested with public authority

A French court has sentenced a 28-year-old man to four months in prison for slapping France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, in the face.

Damien Tarel was quickly arrested after the swipe that caught Macron’s left cheek with an audible thwack on Tuesday, as the French leader was greeting a crowd.

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