Egguf thrown at French President Macron at a food fair
PARIS (AP) – French President Emmanuel Macron was hit in the shoulder on Monday by an egg thrown at him by a man during a visit to an international food fair in the French city of Lyon.
Video of the incident, widely shared on social media, shows Macron walking through the crowd when an egg bounced off him without breaking. Two bodyguards immediately approach the president to protect his shoulders.
The video also shows a man being taken from the scene by other bodyguards.
The journalists there heard Macron say: “If he has something to tell me, then he can come. “
No details have been released by authorities on the man’s identity or motives.
In June, Macron was slapped in the face by a man as he greeted the public in a small town in south-eastern France. He then denounced “violence” and “stupidity”.
The slap sparked a broad demonstration of support for the French head of state from politicians of all ideological backgrounds.
Macron, like his predecessors, enjoys spending time meeting the public. Called “crowd baths” in French, they have long been a staple of French politics.
Just over six months before the next French presidential election, Macron, 43, has yet to announce his candidacy for re-election but is expected to do so.
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