Two people have been arrested after French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face during a visit to the south-east of the country.
As the president is slapped, the words "Down with Macron-ism" are shouted. The video shows the French president approach a man to shake his hand, before the member of the public slaps Macron across the face before being tackled by security and police.
"A man attempted to hit the president". The presidential guard quickly move in and take hold of the assailant. "I stand in solidarity with the President".
Elysee Palace later confirmed to local media that the incident took place and indicated that two people were arrested in connection with the altercation.
"One is thought to have described himself as an anarchist, but an enquiry is ongoing" said the spokesman.
"Politics can in no way be about violence, verbal aggression, much less physical aggression.we are all concerned, this concerns the foundations of our democracy", Castex said, speaking at a session of the National Assembly.
"The benefit of all this is that it puts an end to violent and hatred".
"Although democratic debate can be bitter, it can by no means tolerate physical violence".
The Royalist slogan 'Montjoie Saint Denis!' was also heard during today's attack.
It was the battle cry and motto of the Kingdom of France before the 1789 Revolution. "It is unacceptable to attack politicians but even more so the President of the Republic because he is the President of the Republic".
He is widely expected to run for re-election in France's presidential elections in 2021.
Macron conducted another tour billed as a listening exercise in 2019 in the aftermath of those protests, which shook the country and saw him promise to change his way of governing.