The man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron across the face has been sentenced to four months in prison.
Prosecutors described the incident as “absolutely unacceptable”.
Twenty-eight-year-old Damien Tarel was given a prison sentence of 18 months, with 14 of these suspended.
On Tuesday, footage emerged of Tarel slapping Macron across the face while the French President was on a tour to the Southeast of France.
Tarel was placed under house arrest after the incident until his court hearing today.
Macron was on a tour around France to “take the country’s pulse” as he is expected to run for reelection next year.
Polls show him with just a narrow lead ahead of Marine Le Pen.
This tour has over twelve stops for Macron across a two-month period, where he will be hoping to further expand his lead with Le Pen.