The echo of the slap on the cheek of French President Emmanuel Macron is being heard all over the world. This incident in the Dom area of southeast France is reminiscent of all the incidents when the heads of state of different countries had to face a similar situation. Shortly after the incident with Macron, it was flooded on social media. The person who slapped the talk was taken into custody immediately after the incident. No one thought that something like this could happen to Macron.
This incident happened when Macron was accepting the greetings from the people by shaking hands. This is the second time such an incident has happened with Macron. Earlier in July 2020, when he was visiting an area in Paris with his wife, some people made indecent remarks on him. This incident has once again raised questions on the security of the heads of state. However, this is not the first such incident in the world, but even before this such incident has happened with the heads of Pakistan, America, Britain, Taiwan.
In 2008, an incident happened in Baghdad which shocked the whole world. This incident happened with US President George W. Bush Jr., the then head of the world's superpower. This incident happened when Bush was answering questions from journalists present at a press conference. Then 30-year-old al-Baghdadiya journalist Muntazir al-Zaidi threw two shoes one after the other and killed him. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was also present there when the incident took place. In March 2009, Zaidi was sentenced to three years in prison for the crime. Later this shoe was also destroyed. Given the possibility of explosives in this shoe, it was thoroughly investigated. This shoe was also tried to be bought by the former coach of the Iraqi football team.
In 2010, a similar incident happened with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. At that time he had gone to Ireland in connection with the release of a book, A Journey. When he was signing copies of books related to his life, at the same time eggs were thrown at him along with shoes. In this book, there was a mention of the 9/11 attacks and his moments spent in Downing Street. However, none of these shoes were on him. The accused did this in protest against Blair's role in Iraq and Afghanistan. These people were saying that they had killed many children. Three people were taken into custody after the incident.
In 2010, the then President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari was killed by a shoe hurling in the British city of Birmingham while he was attending a PPP session. Its accused Shamim Khan was immediately thrown out of there. Let us tell you that where this convention was taking place, there was a fierce protest against Zardari's visit to Britain outside the venue.
The shoe was thrown at Pakistan's former President General Pervez Musharraf twice at different places. The first incident happened in February 2011 when Musharraf was speaking at a meeting of the All Muslim League party in London. During this, a person had thrown a shoe at him, calling him a dictator. Musharraf called it a conspiracy of the opponents. For the second time in the year 2013, Musharraf was tried to kill by a lawyer by throwing a shoe at him while coming out of the Sindh High Court.
A similar incident happened with Taiwan's President Maa Ying Zhiyu. The shoe was thrown at him twice at different places in 2013.