A man slaps the French president – level 3

15-06-2021 07:00

The French president Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face by a man during a visit to a small town in southeast France.

Macron was greeting the public waiting for him behind barriers after he visited a high school that was training students to work in hotels and restaurants.

During the incident, Macron just managed to turn his face away as the aggressor’s right hand connected, making it appear that the president took more of a glancing blow than a direct slap. A bodyguard, who was standing right behind Macron, raised his hand in defense of the president; however, he was a fraction of a second too late to stop the slap.

French news broadcasters said that police had arrested two people, the man suspected of slapping Macron and another man who filmed a video. Macron didn’t comment on the incident.

Difficult words: aggressor (a person who is violent or threatening), connect (to come in contact), glancing blow (a hit that partly misses so that it doesn’t have its full force), fraction (a small part or amount of something).

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