A pensioner attacked French far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour with a raw egg on Saturday.
The 70-year-old man smacked the egg down on Zemmour’s head in the southern commune of Moissac, the local prosecutor’s office said.
It added that the man had been acting in protest after being angered by Zemmour’s comments about disabled children. The retired farmer has an autistic son.
About two months ago, Zemmour spoke out against inclusion efforts in schools by calling for children with disabilities to be taught separately.
The public prosecutor’s office said that Zemmour’s team had said the case should not be reported to the police. However, the pensioner could be forced to take a kind of civics course as a result of his actions.