Macron: Malian ‘spiderman’ to become French citizen

The Malian migrant who scaled the front of a Paris building to save a young boy hanging from a balcony will be made a French citizen, President Emmanuel Macron said.

Mamoudou Gassama, 22, was personally thanked by the President and was given a medal for courage.

Mr Macron also said he would also be made a fireman.

President Macron invited Mr Gassama to the Elysee Palace on 28 May after a video of the Malian’s dramatic rescue of the child went viral on social media.


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