A man who breached security and walked up on a podium to slap a newly appointed Iranian governor on stage during an event over the weekend has caused a stir on social media.
Zeinolabedin Khorram, the new governor of East Azerbaijan province, was on stage delivering a speech at the Imam Khomeini Mosque in the northeastern city of Tabriz when the unfortunate incident took place.
As seen in the video, the man who was later identified as Ayoub Alizadeh and looked smartly dressed while wearing a face mask walked on stage and gave the politician a hefty slap that took him by surprise.
Immediately, security guards ran toward the offender, pulling him off stage. The embarrassing scene was witnessed by the country’s Interior Minister, representatives of Ayatollah Khamenei’s office, and other state officials.
Watch the video below;
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