Srinagar: Incumbent French President, Emmanuel Macron, who is seeking a re-election next year, was Tuesday slapped in the face by a youth from the crowd during a walkabout in southern France, Aljazeera reported citing a video of the incident.
In the video that has gone viral on the internet, Macron wearing a white shirt and a facemask in view of the COVID-19 pandemic can be seen reaching out to a crowd of people behind a metal barrier.
As soon as the French President shakes hand with a youth in a green T-shirt and a white face mask, the latter slaps Macron in the right side of his face leaving him red-faced.
Soon, the President's security personnel pounce on the youth even as one security guard ushers Macron away.
The youth can be seen shouting "Down with Macronia" in French.
As per the Aljazeera report, two people have been arrested in connection with the incident.
The incident, the report said, took place in Drome region of the country where the President was on a public outreach as life returns to normalcy after COVID-19 pandemic.