French President Emmanuel Macron was hit by an egg thrown at him by a man during a visit to an international food trade fair in Lyon, France, Monday, September 27.
Reporters at the scene heard Macron saying, “If he has something to tell me, then he can come.”
No details have been released by authorities on the identity or the motivations of the man.
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 “violence” and “stupidity.”
Macron, like his predecessors, enjoys spending time in meet-and-greets with members of the public. Called “crowd baths” in French, they have long been a staple of French politics.
A little more than six months before France’s next presidential election, Macron, 43, has not yet announced his reelection bid but is expected to do so.