Macron speaks to attendees during his visit to the International Catering, Hotel and Food Trade Fair in Lyon on Monday. AFP
A video of the incident, widely shared on the social media, shows Macron walking through the crowd when an egg bounced off him without breaking while a protester shouted "Vive la revolution" (long live the revolution). Two bodyguards can be seen immediately getting closer to the president.
The video also shows a man being taken away from the scene by other bodyguards, with Macron saying he would try to speak with him later.
"If he has something to tell me, let him come," Macron said at the International Catering, Hotel and Food Trade Fair (SIRHA). "I'll go see him afterwards."
No details have been released by authorities on the man's identity or possible motivation.
In June, Macron was slapped in the face by a man as he was greeting the public in a small town in southeastern France. He then denounced "violence” and "stupidity.” The slap prompted a wide show of support for France's head of state from politicians across the ideological spectrum.
French President Emmanuel Macron was so determined to hold his own umbrella at a rain-dampened event outside the Elysee Palace on Wednesday that he shooed away aides three times when they tried to take it from him.
President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face on Tuesday by a man in a crowd of onlookers while on a walkabout in southern France, video of the incident showed. Macron's security entourage quickly intervened to pull the man to the ground and move Macron away from him.
The two leaders spoke on Thursday, and Macron’s talks with Johnson would be in regard to the demands of the European Union about Brexit, the official added.
They were followed up and monitored by the security men after the first stopped on the side of the road, then the other followed him.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Tuesday that its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
According to the data updated by the health ministry at 8am, the active cases declined to 1,63,816. With the fresh cases, the total tally climbed to 3,42,02,202, while the death toll climbed to 4,55,068 with 356 fresh fatalities.