A medieval combat enthusiast has been given four months in jail after he admitted slapping French President Emmanuel Macron.
Damien Tarel told the court it was an act of impulse, but the prosecutor said it was a "deliberate act of violence", reports the BBC.
The court heard that Tarel subscribed to right-wing or far-right politics and was close to the yellow-vest movement.
President Macron said the attack should not be trivialised but had to be kept in proportion.
He had just left a hotel school in the south-eastern town of Tain-l'Hermitage when he ran towards a crowd waiting behind a metal barrier.
As he slapped the president, Tarel was heard to shout "Montjoie and Saint-Denis! Down with Macronism", using an obscure medieval battle-cry.
The incident was immediately condemned across France's political spectrum, less than a year before presidential elections.
Prosecutors had called for 18 months in prison for assaulting a public official. The three judges said Tarel should be given 18 months, with 14 months of the sentence suspended. His four months in jail will start immediately but the rest will only be enforced if he commits another offence.
A second suspect who filmed the incident is facing prosecution for illegal possession of weapons after local authorities searched his home. He comes from the same town as Damien Tarel.