INFO BFMTV – The man was sentenced to four months in prison for slapping the head of state last June during a trip to Drôme.
Sentenced on June 10 to 18 months in prison, including 4 closed, for slapping Emmanuel Macron during a trip to Tain-l’Hermitage (Drôme) on June 8, Damien Tarel was released from Valence prison this Saturday morning , according to information from BFMTV.
During his hearing at the Valence Criminal Court, the 28-year-old man had assumed his act and claimed a certain political significance, however, evoking a gesture that was not considered:
“The yellow vests and the French people speak out but their opinion is not listened to,” he said in particular. “A lot of people feel this injustice. I felt invested,” he also posted.
“I have no regrets”
Asked by BFMTV on his release from prison this Saturday morning, Damien Tarel said he had “no regrets” about his gesture, and that he would “be” this Saturday afternoon at the demonstration “against the pass sanitary “.
“I had a lot of letters of support,” he said. “I think that if I was able to hold out, it is thanks to all the support that sent me books, in particular,” he added.
When he had inflicted a slap on the head of state, Damien Tarel had uttered the exclamation “Montjoie, Saint-Denis! Down with Macronie”.
“It refers to the rallying cry of the knights, it is a patriotic slogan,” replied the respondent, questioned on the meaning of this slogan during his trial.
Damien Tarel’s gesture had aroused unanimous condemnation from the political class.
The police-justice service of BFMTV