Tomatoes hurled at French president Emmanuel Macron – video

Tomatoes almost hit the French president, Emmanuel Macron, during a surprise visit to a food market in a working-class area north of Paris.

Most people were friendly, some shouted congratulations and others asked for help as Macron strolled around the town of Cergy, but at one point there were briefly boos and a bag of tomatoes was thrown at Macron’s back but missed. Bodyguards moved to shield the president with their hands and one opened an umbrella over him.

Macron won a second term at the weekend, beating the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen by 58.5% to her 41.5%, but on the campaign trail he had faced accusations of being haughty and aloof and not understanding people’s concerns about the cost of living, housing, jobs and poverty

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