Two people have been arrested after the assault on the president during his visit to the Drome region.
French President Emmanuel Macron has been slapped during a walkabout session with a crowd in southeast France.
In a video circulating on social media, Mr. Macron, dressed in shirt sleeves, could be seen walking towards a crowd of well-wishers who were behind a metal barrier.
The president reached out his hand to greet one man, in a green T-Shirt, with glasses and a face mask.
The man could be heard shouting out “down with Macronia” (“a bas la Macronie”) before then delivering a slap to Mr. Macron’s face.
The president’s security entourage quickly intervened to pull the man to the ground and move Mr Macron away from him.