Emmanuel Macron Grants French Citizenship to Migrant Lauded for Saving Child

Mamoudou Gassama, from Mali, has been dubbed "Le Spiderman" for climbing five storeys of a Paris apartment building to save a child dangling from a balcony.

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President Emmanuel Macron on Monday lauded as a hero a migrant from Mali who scaled an apartment building to save a child dangling from a balcony, and rewarded the young man’s bravery with an offer of French citizenship and a job as a firefighter. “Bravo,” Macron said to 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama during a meeting in a gilded room of the presidential Elysee Palace where Gassama also received a gold medal from the French state for…

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