French President Emmanuel Macron slapped in the face while Seeing small City

French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face Tuesday by a man in a visit to a little town in southeastern France, an episode that prompted a wide show of support to its head of state from politicians across the ideological spectrum.

French President Emmanuel Macron slapped in the face while Seeing small City

The French president was greeting the people waiting for him behind obstacles in the town of Tain-l'Hermitage after he visited a high school that's training students to work in hotels and restaurants. A movie of this incident was posted on Twitter.

Macron explained the episode as an"isolated act" in an interview with local newspaper Le Dauphine Libere.

"Everything goes well... We shouldn't let isolated functions, ultra-violent individuals, like there had been some also in (road ) protests, dominate the public debate: they do not deserve it," he said.

Macron said he did not have specific concerns following the assault.

"I greeted the people who were by the man's side and made pictures with them. I continued and will continue. Nothing will prevent me," he said.

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