A man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron in the face during a meet-and-greet earlier this week was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison, with 14 of them suspended.
- 28-year-old Damien Tarel told the court he felt "disgust" when he saw Macron up close. "It was an impulsive reaction. I was surprised myself by the violence."
- Police say the slap was caught on camera.
- As well as serving four months in prison, Tarl was banned from ever holding public office in France.
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