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June 08, 2021

French President Emmanuel Macron Slapped by a Citizen;
Le Figaro Suggests The Motive Was Anger About the Lockdowns

That motive is not confirmed, just speculated.

LeFigaro says that both the man and "one of his accomplices" were arrested. They're both part of the "Yellow Vest" movement that protested throughout most of 2019.

I think maybe they're saying that the "accomplice" grabbed Macron's forearm, which then, I guess, opened him up for the slap delivered by the other guy.

Another article suggests that Macron had been sensing growing anger from the crowds over France's almost-never-ending lockdowns. France is moving to the "third stage" of ending (maybe!) the lockdown this week, but I guess people are sick and tired of it already.

All I can say is, what a terrible thing to do.

Our beloved political, bureaucratic, and media lords deserve the utmost respect, faith, and physical submissiveness of the peasantry.

Thanks to AndyCanuck.

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