RIMANEWS - The protester who pulled French President Nicolas Sarkozy's suit has been sentenced to nine months in prison, including a suspended six-month term.
Hermann Fuster who assaulted the presidential suit in the southern French town of Brax, was handed the 9-month imprisonment term on Saturday, Le Point reported.
Thirty two-year-old Fuster was charged with "violence against a person holding public authority," and will be required to complete two days of community service in a hospital and attend an anger management course, according to a police spokesman.
On Thursday, Sakorzy was welcomed by a protester, who pulled the French president's suit and as a result Sarkozy lost his balance.
It was not clear what Fuster was protesting at.
In March, a survey carried out by the French Institute of Public Opinion showed that seven out of ten people in France were unhappy with Sarkozy's performance.
Only 29 percent of the poll respondents approved of Sarkozy's actions.
This was the French president's worst approval rating since he took office in 2007. Sixty nine percent of the respondents said they disapproved of his policies.
Meanwhile, the unemployment rate in France among youth aged 15 to 24 years reached 25 percent in the third quarter of 2010, well above the European average of 20 percent. (presstv)