The egg “jumped off Macron’s shoulder and burst on the floor in front of me,” Florence Lago, a journalist for French magazine Lyon Mag, told CNN.
The motivation behind the incident remains unclear. Lago said she saw a young man throw the egg, but she didn’t hear him shout. She said security officers immediately escorted the man off the premises.
A spokesman for the Elysee Palace who was dating Macron at the time told CNN the incident was exaggerated.
“The president walked around for two hours, he was warmly welcomed and everything was quiet. There is nothing to say about that because it didn’t bother him,” said the spokesman, adding, “I was next to the president, I” can tell you say there is no story. “
Macron was previously targeted with an egg when he was a presidential candidate in 2017. The egg cracked on his head in this incident.
In June of that year, he was slapped in the face by a man in a crowd while speaking to the public during a visit to south-eastern France. Macron’s security officer quickly stepped in and attacked the man as he pulled the president away from the cordon.