A 19-year-old student threw an egg at French president Emmanuel Macron during his visit at the international food trade fair in Lyon. The egg bounced off Macron without breaking. The student was immediately detained by police. An investigation was opened for “assault on a person in a position of public authority” and it will seek to determine the motivations of the man, who was not previously known to the police or justice services.
Macron, like his predecessors, enjoys spending time meeting with the public. Called “crowd baths” in French, they have long been a staple of French politics.
– Ella Breedlove