Man slammed 3 months jail term after slapping the President of France.anyevalentine | 09.06.2021 | 0 | World
Yesterday June 08th, a video made rounds on the media about French President Emmanuel Macron being slapped by a man in a crowd. Man slammed 3 months jail term after slapping the President of France.
In the video circulating on social media, Mr Macron is seen walking up to a barrier on a trip to Tain-l’Hermitage outside the city of Valence.
A man in a green T-shirt slaps Mr. Macron in the face before officers quickly move in. The president, meanwhile, is pulled away.
The man who slapped the president was identified as Damien T and the Photographer Arthur C. who uploaded the video.
Both men are 28 years old in a small town saint -Vaillier just close to Tain-l’Hermitage where Macron visited in the province of Valence. The suspects were arrested and if found guilty of the chances levied on them, they would have faced a fine of up to 45,000 Euros ( 30 Million Francs CFA) and up to 3 years in prison.
To the amazement of most Africans, the two arrested were slammed with just a 3months jail term and the sum of 1million frs. The defense counsel projected the fact that, during the period of the pandemic, The president is not suspect to handshake the citizens.
Emmanuel Macron went against this Covid-19 pandemic rule which led to the slap by Demain T. The prosecuted council saw these advancements as valid.
Many have applauded the French Justice system for its transparency in handling the two suspects. This goes contrary to African countries who jailed journalists for doing their job especially talking to the state, talkless of a citizen laying a finger on the jaw of an African president.
Man slammed 3 months jail term after slapping the President of France.