David Cameron Hit With Egg (VIDEO)

06/21/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

(AP) LONDON -- First came the chicken, then the egg.

Britain's Conservative Party leader, David Cameron, was hit with an egg Wednesday during a campaign stop in southwest England.

The politician laughed off the missile, which hit him on the shoulder as he left a college in the town of Saltash, saying it was the "first of the campaign."

Witnesses say the egg was thrown by a young man. Party workers say he was arrested but released when it was found he had no more eggs.

Cameron has also been followed on the campaign trail by a newspaper reporter dressed in a chicken suit. The Labour-supporting Daily Mirror newspaper claims Cameron is afraid to answer its tough questions.

Cameron joked "now I know which came first - the chicken not the egg."


Here's a pic of the kid being taken away.

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