For the second time this year, an unidentified person has thrown an egg at the 43 year old President, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, during an event to promote the country’s food.
Report said that he was walking through the crowd at the gastronomy trade fair in Lyon when the egg bounced off him without breaking.
Two bodyguards could be seen immediately getting closer to the head of state to protect him following the incident.
The footage, shared on social media, also showed a man being led away by what appeared to be other members of the security team. The identity of the suspect has not been revealed.
Reporters at the scene heard Mr. Macron saying: “If he has something to tell me, then he can come.”
During the incident at the international catering, hotel and food trade fair, a protester shouted, “Vive la revolution (long live the revolution)”.
Only in June this year, Mr. Macron was slapped in the face by a man as he was greeting a crowd in the town of Tain-l’Hermitage in southeastern France.
Damien Tarel, 28, was later arrested in connection with the incidence and was given a four-month prison sentence as well as an additional 14-month suspended sentence for the offence.
Tarel was banned from ever holding public office and from owning weapons for five years.
In court, the Defendant described himself as a right-wing or extreme “patriot” and a member of the yellow vest economic protest movement that shook Mr. Macron’s presidency in 2018 and 2019.
He told the court in the southeastern city of Valence that the attack was unplanned and impulsive and prompted by anger at France’s “decline.”
Source: The Will