Those in power are bound to be political targets.
So when French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face by an angry agitator, he was not the first leader to be subjected to a political attack that escalated to a physical one.
Here are just a few of the wildest attacks on the political stage — targeting leaders from former US President George W. Bush to former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger:
US President George W. Bush
Bush had shoes chucked at him by an Iraqi journalist during a trip to Baghdad in 2008.
Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who worked for Egypt-based al-Baghdadia television network, took off his shoes, one by one, and lobbed them at Bush’s head during a farewell news conference with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in his palace.
President George W. Bush infamously had shoes thrown at him in Iraq in 2008.Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg-Pool/Getty Images Muntadhar al-Zaidi throwing a shoe at President Bush on December 14,