Weapons such as a sword, a dagger, a rifle and a copy of Hitler’s anti-Semitic book “Mein Kampf” were found in the home of one of the two suspects arrested after the assault on French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday during an official charge. A visit to Drom in the south of the country.
It was Macron Assaulted him with a slap in the face By a famous Tuesday during a visit to the Drôme region in southeastern France. The attack took place before lunch, after visiting the Tain-l’Hermitage hotel school.
Two 28-year-old men have been arrested and have already been identified. They are from the Drôme region and will be close to the yellow vest movement, according to some French media.
In many videos circulating on social networks and which some televisions managed to record, the French president appears to be called out by the population, goes to greet several people and one of the popular shouts “A bas la Macronie” (“Down with macaroni”) pulls him And he slaps him, without the presidential protection bodies having time to intervene.
after the attack, revela a BBCThe homes of the two suspects were searched. Hitler’s pistols and book were found in the home of the man suspected of filming the attack on Macron.
Among the weapons found were a sword, dagger, and a collector’s rifle that he was legally in possession of. It was not clear if the weapons were still working.
Macron’s spokesman denied reports that security guards had warned the president not to approach the suspects. “It is clear that the president of the republic will continue to communicate directly with the French people, as well as with the rest of the government,” said Gabriel Attal.
Who are the suspects?
The first man, who is suspected of slapping the president, is believed to have an interest in various figures of the far right and royalists, as well as medieval French history.
On his Instagram page, the man identifies himself as a member of a national federation of European historical martial arts, with photos of himself dressed in medieval costume and holding a sword.
However, according to the suspect’s friend, Loic Dauriac, he is “apolitical” and the slap was completely outside his “character”. The French newspaper “Le Parisien” quoted a source in the investigation who summarized its policy as “ideological nonsense.”
As the suspect shouted, “Montjoy and Saint-Denis! [grito de guerra e lema do Reino da França] Macaroni falls. Although he used a medieval battle cry, French commentators also believe he could imitate a comic character in medieval armor from the movie The Visitors (“Visitors”).
Just before the incident, the suspect appeared with two other men during a television interview, in which one of them said, “There are things I want to tell you إخبار [a Macron]But unfortunately you cannot … the decline of France.”
The two suspects’ homes were searched in the North Tyne village of L’Hermitage after Tuesday’s attack. The second suspect is also a fan of medieval fighting.
Macron plays down the slap, says it was a ‘one-shot’
Emmanuel Macron responded on the same day to the aggression, Saying it was “a lonely business” And it is necessary to relativize what happened.
“It’s all right. We need to put this incident into perspective, which is, I think, an isolated act. I don’t want this to obscure the important issues that we are dealing with that affect the lives of so many people,” the French president said on Tuesday – Adel.
However, Macron considered that the integrity of his position must be preserved. The head of state said, “We must respect the functions of the republic and this is a battle that I will not abandon. The jobs we hold are greater than us and we must not be subjected to any aggression,” noting that many of their mayors have also fallen victims to attacks of aggression.
The French president had the support of many political leaders – both left and right – who condemned this aggression.