While French presidential hopeful Francois Hollande may be leading in the polls, it seems not everyone is ready to jump on the bandwagon.
The Socialist candidate was at the receiving end of a bag of flour thrown at him by a woman on a campaign stop, the BBC reports.
The attacker, Claire Seguin, 45, was heard shouting that she had been denied justice and was being “assassinated by Socialists in Lille”, Le Figaro reports. Hollande was talking about housing when the incident took place.
Body guards jumped in to protect Hollande, and restrained Seguin, who was carried off the stage, according to The Daily Mail.
Hollande seemed unperturbed by the attack, and continued with his speech seconds later, covered in white.
A message sent later from Hollande’s official Twitter account described the flour attack as an “isolated act which does its author no credit”.
“There are other ways of showing one’s disagreement. I remain ever open to dialogue.”
Don’t worry Francois, it happens to the best of them.
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