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Man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron sentenced to 4 months in prison

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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the 2020 Phoneton, an annual fundraising operation organised by the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund's French affiliate (Fonds Armenien de France) for the development of Armenia and Artsakh, on November 21, 2020 in Paris. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / POOL / AFP) (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Emmanuel Macron seen on November 21, 2020 in Paris. LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
  • The man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron has been sentenced to prison.

  • The AP reported that the man will serve four months.

  • Investigators found a copy of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" in the man's home, per BBC.

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The man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron this week has been sentenced to four months in prison, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

The French court's decision comes two days after the man hit Macron during a campaign stop in the Drome region of southeastern France. The man had been shouting in French, "Down with Macronia!"

Video of the altercation on Twitter showed Macron's security team then tackling the man to the ground and pulling the president away from the crowd.

The BBC reported on Wednesday that investigators found a copy of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" in the man's home, along with weapons, including a sword, a dagger, and a "collector's rifle."

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