French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was booed by employees at a factory slated for closure on 26 April, after being upstaged by political opponent Marine Le Pen. Macrons diary had included a meeting in the chamber of commerce with union representatives from the Whirlpool plant, but Le Pen pulled off a surprise campaign stunt by meeting the picketing workers at the same time. When Macron later went to the factory, he was greeted by boos and chants of President Marine by some in the crowd.