Damien Tarel is an instructor working at the AMHE martial arts school in Saint-Valier in the Drome department of southeastern France.
He has an Instagram page (84 subscribers).
He is 28.
He is interested in historical reenactment as well as Japanese martial arts using the kendo sword.
On June 8, 2021, Damien Tarel tried to slap French President Emmanuel Macron in the face.
This moment was captured on video.
Damien Tarel was detained by the police.
He faces three years in prison and a €45,000 fine for attacking the French president.