Man who slapped Macron says he has “no regrets”

Damien Tarel, the man sentenced to four months in prison for slapping President Emmanuel Macron in the Drôme region, said he had “no regrets” when he was released from prison. This Saturday, he intends to participate in anti-health pass actions “for the symbol”.

Damien Tarel, the man sentenced to four months in prison for slapping President Emmanuel Macron in the Drôme, said he had “no regrets” upon his release. This Saturday, he also intends to participate in the anti-sanitary pass actions “for the symbol”.

“I express no regret about this act,” said on BFM TV the 28-year-old man, released Saturday morning from the prison in Valencia where he served three months.

“It’s just a small blow, I think Macron recovered extremely well,” added Damien Tarel to qualify his gesture.

“We are not on a beating as there may have been in the demonstrations of Yellow Vests where it is a people who express their discontent,” continued the young man with long brown hair, wearing a black beret.

During a trip by Emmanuel Macron to Tain-L’Hermitage on June 8, this medieval enthusiast hit the President of the Republic in the face with a cry of “Montjoie Saint-Denis, down with Macronie!”, causing a major wave of protests within the political class.

Judged in immediate appearance two days after the facts, the unemployed and living man of the RSA had then recognized his anchoring to the right of the political spectrum.

“That day, I came to challenge President Emmanuel Macron and what I saw were yellow vests workers who were there to show their discontent, people who work very hard, often elderly, who are exfiltrated by police forces paid by their taxes” and “that revolted me”, continued the young man.

“The people are muzzled, how do you expect them to pass their ideas today?” He questioned, regretting that the referendum is “no longer applied”.

The man also assured that he would go to the anti-sanitary pass demonstrations scheduled for Saturday: “It is my priority after being released from prison, at least for the symbol, to join this movement which challenges the decision of the sanitary pass”.

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