Two days after the incident of the slap inflicted on Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday during a trip to the Drôme on Tuesday, the main suspect, Damien T. will be referred Thursday for an immediate appearance, said Wednesday evening the prosecutor of the Republic of Valencia, Alex Perrin, Wednesday in a statement.
Arrested immediately after the incident, the attacker of the Head of State was taken into custody at the Romans-sur-Isère gendarmerie brigade with another man, Arthur C., who accompanied him.
During the hearing care, which was extended, the latter explained that he acted "without thinking" to "express his dissatisfaction".
“At the present time, it would seem that premeditation cannot be retained in the accomplishment of this violent gesture,” the statement further indicates.
Aged 28, he is also from Saint-Vallier, a small town in the north of Drôme.
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The other in custody, Arthur C. is currently still being heard by investigators.
He will be summoned later for “illegally detained weapons”.
A video of the scene posted on social networks shows a man wearing a khaki T-shirt, a black beard and long hair, slapping the President of the Republic, while a voice screams the royalist war cry "Montjoie St Denis !
", As well as" Down with macronie ".
After the facts, Tuesday evening, Emmanuel Macron wanted to "relativize" this episode, denouncing "isolated facts", committed by "ultraviolent individuals" who do not "deserve", according to him, that we let them "take possession of the public debate ”, in an interview with Dauphiné Libéré.