Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped by a man as he turned to the crowd during a visit to the Drome region and reached out for a handshake with someone waiting for him behind the barrier.
Following the incident, Macron's bodyguards intervened to prevent the incident from growing.
After footage of the incident quickly spread on social media, presidential sources confirmed to the AFP news agency that the video showing the slap attempt was authentic.
The footage shows the man, who was not immediately clear what he was saying when he slapped him, finishing his sentence as "Macronie" - a pejorative term used in the French press for Macron's presidency.
Two people have been detained in connection with the incident.