(RepublicanInformer.com)- Emmanuel Macron, the progressive President of France, has never exactly been popular. The “Gilet Jaunes” protesters, who campaign against Macron’s tax hikes, have been rioting and protesting since 2018 and now Macron is faced with coalitions of various left-wing and right-wing groups protesting his authoritarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
And it all culminated in one simple political statement on Monday; he was hit by an egg.
A young French man was caught on camera throwing an egg at President Macron as he was paying a visit to an international food trade fair taking place in Lyon. The video shows Macron walking through the crowd before his two bodyguards surround him and then remove the young man from the crowd.
Macron responded to the incident saying, “if he has something to tell me, then he can come.”
French prosecutors revealed that the man who threw the egg was a 19-year-old student. He was immediately arrested by police officers and he is being investigated for assaulting a person in position of public authority. The motivations of the man are so far unknown, but it’s not hard to assume what he was angry about.
Taxes? Vaccine passports? Lockdowns? Take your pick.
Macron hasn’t had a great year so far. You might remember this summer when he was slapped in the face by a man who pretended to be a supporter.
What next for President Macron? A banana cream pie to the face?