Jail sentence for man who slapped French president

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A man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron during a public event has been sentenced to 18 months in jail, but with 14 months of those as a suspended sentence. The 28-year-old was also banned from holding public office or possessing any weapons, television station BFMTV reported from the courtroom in Valence. Damien T slapped the 43-year-old president on Tuesday during a visit to Tain-l’Hermitage, south of Lyon. The incident caught on camera caused consternation throughout the country. The 28-year-old did not deny the act in court and, according to the TV station, said he was a victim o…

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