The repercussions of “slapping” the French president are still Emmanuel Macron, continuing to this day, the “Al-Arabiya/Al-Hadath” correspondent reported that the court had sentenced Tariel to 4 months in prison, and an additional 14 months with a suspended sentence.
He added that Damien Tarrell had been banned from holding any public office in France, and also from owning weapons for 5 years.
This came after the country’s public prosecutor demanded an 18-month prison sentence for the 28-year-old.
The attorney general also called Tarrell’s assault on the president “totally unacceptable,” describing the act as an “act of intentional violence.”
In addition, the information conveyed that the young man sat upright during the trial, and did not show any expressions, as the court in the southeastern city of Valencia convicted him of violence against a person of public authority.
This came after the president considered young man’s behavior Evidence of stupidity and violence has no place in democracy. “When stupidity meets violence, it becomes unacceptable. I listen to anger, and it can be expressed in a democratic way. I always meet people to communicate and understand with them.”
It is worth noting that the slap incident sparked controversy between the French government, which saw it as an “isolated act”, and some analysts who questioned the degree of refusal of the head of state translated by this act, less than a year before the presidential elections.
Yesterday evening, Wednesday, the Public Prosecution announced that the arrested young man was a fan of medieval history and subscribed to websites of the extreme right.
The police also found weapons and a copy of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf in the home of the second suspect, Arthur C., a 28-year-old friend of the assailant who was arrested for filming the video of the incident.
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In addition, the entire political class condemned the slap, considering it a dangerous gesture that undermines democracy, while the authorities downplayed its danger.
While other supporters of Macron, such as the head of the majority bloc, Christophe Castaner, saw this incident as evidence of the will of the head of state and his insistence on going out to meet the population, as he began a tour last week to feel the pulse of the street after more than a year of the epidemic.