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VIDEO: French far-right leader Marine Le Pen pelted with eggs


 

An irate protester pelted former French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen with eggs during a visit of the northern Saint-Aman area.



Le Pen, a far-right politician, was traveling the area to promote her party's candidate in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.


Le Pen is the leader of the right-wing National Front party and the daughter of the organization's founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen, with whom she competed for the party's leadership.


The French politician was known for her controversial statements, such as calling for the deportation of illegal immigrants and giving foreigners who cannot find work three months to find work or face deportation. She also sought to halt mosque construction projects and expand a law prohibiting the wearing of religious symbols, which observers say primarily targets Muslim women.


Politicians have lately been pelted with eggs, with President Emmanuel Macron being pelted in 2017 and again in 2021, and far-right French presidential contender Eric Zemmour being pelted this year.

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