Macron targeted by tomato barrage in first outing after winning French presidency

The tomatoes ended up hitting someone else in the crowd.

Published: April 27, 2022 6:08pm

Updated: April 27, 2022 8:53pm

French President Emanuel Macron on Wednesday was targeted by a barrage of cherry tomatoes during his first outing since winning reelection on Sunday against Marine Le Pen.

Macron was talking to a crowd in a market in Cergy, France, when someone threw a handful of tomatoes at him, as shown on video from French outlet BFMTV.

The president dodged the tomatoes, which ended up hitting someone else in the crowd.

His security detail used a $10,500 Kevlar umbrella to shield the president from further attacks, The Telegraph reported.

Macron appeared calm after the incident, as he quickly moved out from under the umbrella.

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