French President Emmanuel Macron has been slapped in the face on an official visit to the southeast of France.
In a video currently circulating on social media, President Macron is seen approaching a barrier on a trip to Tain-l’Hermitage outside the city of Valence.
A man slaps President Macron before security officers quickly swoop in as the president is pulled away.
Two men have been arrested in connection to the incident, according to French media.
As the president is slapped, the words “Down with Macron-ism” are shouted. Politicians have swiftly denounced the incident.
Prime Minister Jean Castex told the National Assembly shortly afterwards that while democracy meant to debate and legitimate disagreement “it must never, in any case, mean violence, verbal aggression and even less physical attack”.
The video showing the incident has been provided below