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Updated on: Monday, September 27, 2021, 10:00 PM IST

Watch Video: Man throws egg at French President Emmanuel Macron during food event in Lyon

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French President Emmanuel Macron was hit by an egg while taking part in a food event in Lyon on Monday.

The egg "bounced off Macron's shoulder and burst on the floor right in front of me," a journalist for French publication Lyon Mag, told CNN.

The video which is now going viral on social media showed the egg bouncing off Macron's shoulder before the camera panned to officials detaining a man in the crowd.

Macron was previously targeted with an egg in 2017, when he was a presidential candidate. The egg cracked on his head in that incident.

In June 2021, Macron has been slapped in the face on an official visit to the south-east of France. The man was sentenced in jail for slapping the President.

With France's presidential elections less than a year away, Macron is on a charm offensive with voters. In June, his party performed poorly in regional elections, which were being closely watched ahead the presidential vote next April. However, given the low voter turnout, political experts said it was hard to draw conclusions.

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Published on: Monday, September 27, 2021, 10:00 PM IST
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