France’s far-right politician and political commentator Eric Zemmour was attacked with an egg as he stepped out of his car during a campaign trail in southwestern France’s Moissac. A political novice, Zemmour announced his bid to enter the presidential race last November.
The incident was taped by several cameras following the presidential candidate hopeful on his campaign.
As soon as the politician, who had sparked a raging controversy with his “special needs school” remarks on how children with disabilities should be educated in schools, stepped out of his black car, a man, seemingly in his 40s, popped up right next to him and smashed an egg on the back of his head.
He was immediately apprehended with the police tackling him to the ground along the sidewalk, the video footage showed.
According to reports in local news, the attacker has a child with a disability.
This incident comes less than two months since the presidential candidate caused a big furor saying that children with disabilities should go to special schools instead of the regular state schools and that society is now obsessed with inclusion. He was addressing a group of teachers who shared his views.