The French President Emmanuel Macron was assaulted on camera earlier this week by members of the public, one of whom was later found to have had a copy of Adolf Hitler’s antisemitic Mein Kampf in his home.
Whilst greeting a crowd in the French commune of Tain-l’Hermitage, President Macron shook the hands of a man who then slapped him across the face with his free hand.
Two suspects, both 28-years-old, were arrested. One is accused of slapping President Macron and the other of filming the incident.
Investigators reportedly found the copy of Mein Kampf, along with weapons, in the house of the suspected cameraman. The weapons were said to have been a sword, a dagger, and a collector’s rifle.
The man who slapped President Macron is believed to have an interest in far-right groups.