French President Emmanuel Macron was greeted with a barrage of tomatoes during his first public outing since getting reelected on Sunday.
Video shows Macron assailed with a tomatoes while visiting a market in the commune of Cergy in the Parisian suburbs on Wednesday morning.
Macron’s security detail quickly shielded the French president with an umbrella after the tomatoes began raining down.
Emmanuel Macron ciblé par un jet de tomates lors de son déplacement à Cergy pic.twitter.com/3J0hXIZSRP
— BFMTV (@BFMTV) April 27, 2022
Macron à Cergy 😂 🍅 pic.twitter.com/yTBynWvbVI
— Jerome P (@JeromeP33415925) April 27, 2022
Before embarking on his trip to Cergy, Macron touted the visit as a kind of victory lap.
“This trip illustrates the will of the President of the Republic since 2017 to go on the ground, in contact with French people, to exchange with them, listening to their concerns, expectations and needs,” Macron said.
Despite beating populist challenger Marine Le Pen in a 58% to 41% vote with a historically low turnout, France erupted in a series of riots and protests over fears the election could have been rigged, as Macron only has a 36% approval rating.
Mainland France after a fraudulent election pic.twitter.com/ewq8RaxrVI
— SEARCH4TRUTH (@IAMINUNISON) April 24, 2022
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