Photos: FEMEN crash European Central Bank President Mario Draghi

The European Central Bank's news conference was briefly interrupted when a young woman from FEMEN charged at ECB chief Mario Draghi calling for an 'end to the ECB dictatorship'. She jumped onto the podium where Draghi was seated but was quickly apprehended and escorted out of the premises before the news conference resumed.

FP Staff April 16, 2015 19:45:12 IST
Photos: FEMEN crash European Central Bank President Mario Draghi
Photos FEMEN crash European Central Bank President Mario Draghi

A woman in a black T-shirt took over the podium of European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's news conference shouting "End the ECB dictatorship," and scattered confetti on him. In a statement later, she said she was motivated to protest against Draghi because he’s never been elected. Reuters

Photos FEMEN crash European Central Bank President Mario Draghi

Mario Draghi was visibly shaken by the incident, but later recovered enough composure to resume the conference. REUTERS

Photos FEMEN crash European Central Bank President Mario Draghi

The protester scatters confetti on ECB chief Mario Draghi. REUTERS

Photos FEMEN crash European Central Bank President Mario Draghi

She was quickly apprehended and escorted out of the premises before the news conference resumed. REUTERS

Photos FEMEN crash European Central Bank President Mario Draghi

The woman wore a T-shirt that spelled "dick tatorship". REUTERS

Photos FEMEN crash European Central Bank President Mario Draghi

Police told afterwards that the 21-year-old woman from Hamburg had had a valid media accreditation. She was questioned by police but later released. REUTERS

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