The alleged perpetrator of the slap inflicted on the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron during a trip to Tain-l’Hermitage (Drôme) on Tuesday will be tried Thursday (June 10) in immediate appearance, the Valence prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday evening.
Aged 28, the suspect “Damien T. will be presented during the morning of tomorrow [jeudi] before the public prosecutor with a view to his presentation for immediate appearance in the afternoon ”, explained the public prosecutor of Valencia, Alex Perrin, in a press release.
Arrested with him, his comrade “Arthur C. will be issued a summons to court for the end of the second half of 2022 to answer for offenses related to illegally held weapons” found at his home, said the magistrate.
If we do not yet know the motivations that pushed Damien T. to strike Emmanuel Macron, his profile on social networks provides the first clues as to his personality. The two suspects are said to be 28 years old and from the small Drôme commune of Saint-Vallier, near Tain-l’Hermitage. Both are “Unknown to justice”, said the prosecutor of the Republic of Valencia.
On images shot by the show “Quotidien”, we can see the two men interviewed, a few hours before the arrival of Emmanuel Macron, in the company of a third, who explains having ” Something to say »To the Head of State as to the “Decline of France”, provoked, according to him, by a president – Mr. Macron – who says of his people that he “Has no culture”. At his side, Damien T. and Arthur C. prefer not to answer.
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Also a fan of video games, manga and medieval Japan, Damien T. publishes little content, but his subscriptions on his various profiles seem to indicate a marked interest, among others, for the extreme right. On his Instagram account, he follows the youtubeur Papacito, which caused controversy on Monday, June 7 with a video in which he shot a gun at a mannequin disguised as “Leftist”.