Washington-- A North Carolina man convicted of punching the ambassador of Gabon at a demonstration at that country's embassy in Washington has been sentenced to 21 months in prison.
Leon Obame, 45 of Raleigh was sentenced Wednesday in U.S District Court for the District of Columbia.
He was convicted in October of assaulting a foreign official.
Prosecutors say the assault occurred on Dec. 9, 2011 at the embassy's temporary location on Connecticut Avenue N.W. Authorities say Obame punched Ambassador Michael Moussa-Adamo, knocking him to the ground.