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

2017-05-04 17:34
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. (Hussein Malla, AP)

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. (Hussein Malla, AP)

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Dol-de-Bretagne - Protesters hurled eggs at French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Thursday 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.

France's western Brittany region is not a stronghold of Le Pen's National Front, handing her only 15% of the vote in the April 23 first round of the election.

Her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron, 39, scored 29% in the region.

The visit comes the day after Le Pen took on Macron in a bruising televised debate, with some two-thirds of viewers saying the younger candidate was the more convincing.

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

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