The prosecution in France has sought a three-year prison sentence for Damien Tarl, who was documented slapping French President Emmanuel Macron during his visit to the southeast of the country on Tuesday. Tarl is charged with assaulting a senior official, an offense punishable by up to 18 months in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros.
During his interrogation, Tarl admitted that he held extreme right-wing views and that he was close to the “yellow vests” protest group demanding the president’s resignation.
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As you may recall, during the president’s visit to the southern part of the country in the east of the country, the president was slapped in the face by a stranger, while at the same time shouts of “enough macronism” were heard. Immediately afterwards, the police officers attacked the attacker and arrested the two suspects.
A search was conducted in the homes of the two detainees in the case, as part of which a firearm and a copy of the book “Maine Kampf” were found in the home of one of them, but the two are not known to the intelligence services, as reported. The investigation revealed that the suspect under whom the items were found, a lover of medieval history.