The man who slapped President Macron, also identified as Damien Taren, told the court that he slapped the President in an act of impulse but the Court's prosecutor condemned his action by saying even though he slapped the president in an act of impulse, it was a deliberate act of violence.
President Macron commented saying the court should not trivialize the attack but have to keep it in proportion.
The attack happened when President Macron left a hotel school in Tain I'Hermitage. He saw a crowd of people behind a metal barrier and ran towards them to say his greetings, while he was greeting his citizens, Damien Taren slapped the president and shouted "Down with Macronism".
After he slapped the president, the guards defended the president, and many French politicians condemned Damien, saying that even though he was against the president, it should not lead to physical violence but he should have attacked the president politically.
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