Protesters hurl eggs at France’s Le Pen at campaign stop

Protesters hurl eggs at French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen during a campaign stop three days ahead of the election.

Around 50 people were on hand as Le Pen arrived at a shipping company in the western town of Dol-de-Bretagne, hurling eggs and shouting “out with fascists.”

None of the eggs hit their target as bodyguards hustled Le Pen, 48, into the building.

A picture taken on April 28, 2017 in Cessales near Toulouse, southern France shows campaign posters of French presidential election candidate Marine Le Pen, ahead of the final round of the presidential election on May 7. The posters show a swastika on one and the word 'thief' across Le Pen's forehead on the other. (AFP/ Eric CABANIS)
A picture taken on April 28, 2017 in Cessales near Toulouse, southern France shows campaign posters of French presidential election candidate Marine Le Pen, ahead of the final round of the presidential election on May 7. The posters show a swastika on one and the word ‘thief’ across Le Pen’s forehead on the other. (AFP/ Eric CABANIS)

France’s western Brittany region is not a stronghold of Le Pen’s National Front, handing her only 15 percent of the vote in the April 23 first round of the election. Her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron, 39, scored 29 percent in the region.

Macron is tipped to win Sunday’s vote by a roughly 20-point margin.

— AFP

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