On the 8th, when French President Emmanuel Macron shook hands with the public, Damien Tarel, a 28-year-old man who slapped him, was tried in court on the 10th. The “American Broadcasting Corporation” (ABC) pointed out that the crime of attacking a civil servant in France can be punishable by up to 3 years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros (about 1.518 million New Taiwan dollars).
According to reports, Tarrell appeared at the Valence District Court in the Rhone valley in southern France on the 10th, claiming that Macron “represents the decline of France.” The prosecutor stated that Tarrell said that his political ideas are close to the anti-government movement “Yellow Vest” and that he agrees with far-right ideas, but he has not joined any political parties or radical organizations; he also declared that his behavior was “impulsive” and “without thinking.” Expressed dissatisfaction. Neither he nor his friend, Arthur C., who was arrested with him, had any criminal convictions.
Tarrell, who is passionate about medieval history and martial arts, is 28 years old and lives in the village of Saint-Vallier. He currently has no fixed occupation; acquaintances say he likes role-playing, but he doesn’t often get into trouble. When he attacked Macron, he shouted the battle cry of the French Kingdom era “Montjoie Saint Denis” and “Down with Macron”.
If Tarrell is found guilty of assault on civil servants, he may face up to three years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros. Arthur, who was also arrested, was not prosecuted for this incident, but when the police searched his residence, they found Hitler’s “My Struggle”, the flag of the Communist Party, the flag of the Russian Revolution, and illegal weapons. He will be prosecuted for illegal possession of weapons. .
Macron wanted to communicate and shake hands with the people on the opposite side of the isolation barrier on the 8th. He didn’t expect to slap Tarrell immediately after he caught Tarrell’s left hand. Although the security personnel immediately subdued Tarrell, the others photographed him. ‘S video quickly circulated on social media.
(Zhongshi News Network)