Emmanuel Macron is pelted with tomatoes during first trip since re-election – VIDEO
Mr Macron, making his first trip since being re-elected as president, was met with fury by crowds on the suburbs of Paris
Emmanuel Macron was left cowering beneath an umbrella, put up by a member of his security team, as crowds began attempting to pelt the French president with tomatoes.
Mr Macron, making his first trip since being re-elected as president, was met with fury by crowds on the suburbs of Paris, with hurled tomatoes appearing to narrowly miss the 44-year-old.
Video footage from the scene shows security guards opening a specially designed umbrella, after one of them shouted "projectile".
The umbrella used, from Kevlar, is designed to withstand knives and dog attacks.
He has faced similar animosity in the past during public walkabouts, as the French president was slapped in the face by a man during an official trip to southern France last year.
Despite a resounding victory for Mr Macron over Marine Le Pen in the French election, the president admitted that many voted for him in order to keep out his "far-right" challenger.
He said: "Many in this country voted for me not because they support my ideas but to keep out those of the far-right.
"I want to thank them and know I owe them a debt in the years to come.
"No one in France will be left by the wayside."
Mr Macron took 58.54 percent of the vote, compared to Ms Le Pen's total of 41.46 percent.
Ms Le Pen, who at one stage of the campaign had trailed Mr Macron by just a few points in opinion polls, quickly admitted defeat.
But she vowed to keep up the fight with parliamentary elections in June.
"I will never abandon the French," she told supporters chanting "Marine! Marine!"