PARIS: A French court ordered the man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron across the face to serve four months in jail.
The court gave Damien Tarel, 28, a fan of medieval swordsmanship and martial arts, a sentence of 18 months in jail, but 14 of those months were suspended. Earlier, Tarel told the court in Valence in southern France, that he was a right-wing sympathiser who acted because the president stood for all that was rotten with France, the news channel said.
Tarel attacked Macron when the French president was shaking hands with members of the public during a walkabout in France’s Drome region.
Tarel said that several days ahead of Macron’s visit to the region, he had thought about throwing an egg or a cream tart at the president, but added the slap was not premeditated.