World Fan of the Middle Ages, subscriber to extreme right accounts ... what we know about Damien T., the one who slapped Macron
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describes by his entourage as a person without history Damien T. posters on social networks his passion for martial arts and medieval history. It also follows many profiles of extreme right or royalist movement, although it is described as "apolitics" by a friend.
In a few seconds, he became the man who slapped the President of Republic. Damien T., 28, was arrested Tuesday, June 8,in Tain-lathermitage (Drôme). The profile that is drawn suggests a man fan of medieval history, subscribers to many right-wing accounts royalist but whose political affiliations seem fuzzy.
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A bystander slapped French President Emmanuel Macron across the face during a trip to southeast France on Tuesday on the second stop of a nation-wide tour. Images on social media and broadcast on the BFM news channel showed Macron approach a barrier to greet a man who, instead of shaking hands, slapped the 43-year-old across the face. Macron's bodyguards quickly intervened and two people were arrested afterwards, local officials said. "The man who tried to slap the president and another individual are currently being questioned by the gendarmerie," the regional prefecture said in a statement.
A passionate of the Middle Ages and Martial Arts inhabitant Saint-Vallier (Drôme) north of Valencia, there was two associations in European historical martial arts - a practice of fighting "fallen into oblivion" which counts 1 500 practitioners in France - and the sets of tray with figurines. On an Instagram account in its name, it also appears in medieval combat, but also from Kendo, a Japanese martial art.
"It's not at all the style of the person," says the press agency two former college and high school comrades. "And he has never shown political opinion, to know. Asked by several media, his entourage describes a shy man, "a kid without stories". To the AFP, Loïc Dauriac, 36, who was with the two arrested before the gesture of Damien T. was astonished "enormously".
subscribes to figures of the extreme right and the royalist movement
that the "Montjoie Saint-Denis! Launched by the alleged slair of Emmanuel Macron?
© Copyright 2021, Obs "Montjoie Saint-Denis! Down with the macrony! It is the words pronounced by the man suspected of having slapped the President Emmanuel Macron , this Tuesday, June 8, in Tain-lathermitage, in the Drôme. Cree of arms of Capetians, as explained by the Encyclopedia Universalis , "Monjoie Saint-Denis" is also a cult replica of Godefroy de Montmirail in "Visitors".
but on the web, if it does not openly explain its activism, the political inclinations of Damien T. is precise thanks to its subscriptions: it follows several figures extreme right and fashrophery, like
Henry of whichIt also follows royalist chains like that of the Richelieu circle. His Facebook page indicates that he "loves" that of the French Action Group Lyon, a nationalist and royalist movement, among others of the same moves. the Youtubeur Papacito described as a "call for murder" by Jean-Luc Mélenchon
"rather apolitical"?If Loïc Dauriac is "not surprised" of these subscriptions, his friend being "curious in nature", he ensures that "he does not have these ideas". "He is against the royalists. For him, they have ideas for con.
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of the New York Times in Guardian, aggression against the head of state in Drôme Tuesday quickly made titles around the world. Newspaper. © Philippe Desmazes / Pool / AFP Emmanuel Macron received a slap on June 9, 2021 by a man during a trip to the Drôme. Indignation is general, and the political class as a whole immediately condemned the gesture.
According to him the cry of "Montjoie Saint-Denis", pronounced when he took place at Emmanuel Macron, is not a royalist reference but to the film "Visitors". According to him, he would have just as well shout a replica of the series "Kaamelot", he imagines with AFP.
He would not explain his gesture or claimed for his custody, reports BFMTV
"Le Parisien"Damien T. and the man present with him during his gesture, Arthur C., were placed in custody for "voluntary violence on the person depository of the 'public authority', the facts punishable by three years in prison and 45,000 euros fine. Both do not present any judicial history. The second suspect also 28, had met with Damien T. and Loïc Dauriac, the "daily" cameras before the incident. Where the latter showed his anarchist rencharges, Arthur C. said he did not be part of this movement, while Damien T. silently nodded at his side. Searches at the home of Arthur C. have also dismissed arms, whose nature has not been specified, as well as a copy of "Mein Kampf", Weapons and "Mein Kampf" found at the home of the second suspect
according to BFMTV
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