A man assaulted President Macron during an official visit to a hotel school on June 10. The attacker was sentenced to four months in jail.
The assailant, Damien Tarel, who is thought to be a medieval combat enthusiast, told the courts that he had acted on impulse. The judge rejected this, stating that Tarel had committed an act of violence. The courts had heard that the man subscribed to far-right political movements, according to the BBC.
The incident was condemned across the country. President Macron said that while the incident should not be trivialized, it should be kept in proportion. Macron has been touring France extensively as the country begins to ease COVID-19 lockdown measures.