French President Emmanuel Macron was hit on the shoulder Monday by an egg thrown at him by a man during a visit to an international food trade fair in the French city of Lyon.
A video of the incident, widely shared on the social media, shows Macron walking through the crowd when an egg bounced off him without breaking. Two bodyguards can be seen immediately getting closer to the president.
The¬†video also shows a man¬†being taken away from the scene by other bodyguards.
Reporters heard Macron saying ‚ÄúIf he has something to tell me, then he can come.‚ÄĚ
No details have been released by authorities on the man‚Äôs¬†identity¬†or possible motivation.
In June,¬†Macron was slapped in the face by a man as he was greeting the public in a small town in southeastern France.¬†He then denounced ‚Äúviolence‚ÄĚ and ‚Äústupidity.‚ÄĚ The slap prompted a wide show of support for France‚Äôs head of state from¬†politicians¬†across the ideological spectrum.
Macron, like his predecessors, enjoys¬†spending time¬†meeting with the public. Called ‚Äúcrowd baths‚ÄĚ in French, they have long been a staple of French politics.
A little over six¬†months¬†before France‚Äôs next presidential election, Macron, 43, has not yet announced his reelection bid but is expected to do so.
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