A man slaps the French president – level 3
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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