A topless protester got within metres of US President
Donald Trump’s car on Sunday.
Trump is in Paris to mark 100 years since the armistice
that ended World War I.
The protester stormed his motorcade on the Champs
Elysees before being detained by police.
Radical women’s rights group Femen claimed credit for
A topless protester, likely part of the radical women’s rights
group Femen, got dangerously close to Donald Trump’s car as she
demonstrated against the US president’s visit to Paris.
Trump is in France to mark 100 years since the armistice that
ended World War I. His motorcade was driving towards the Arc de
Triomphe on the Champs Elysees when the protester stormed his
Videos and photos of the incident showed she got within metres of
the president’s car. It is likely to spark questions about
security at the event, which is being attended by 70 world
leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Femen, the women’s rights group
founded in Ukraine, claimed credit for the incident. She had
“fake peacemaker” written across the front of her body, which
mirrored that of other female protesters on Saturday, who were arrested for
demonstrating in front of the Arc de Triomphe.
“They’ve come to celebrate peace but they’re promoting war,”
Femen leader Inna Shevchenko said of world
leaders, in a tweet translated by Bloomberg.
French broadcaster TF1 captured the incident on video.
The below still from TF1’s coverage showed just how close the
protester got to Trump’s car.
She was later tackled and detained by French
Even if the protester had reached Trump’s car, it is famously
well equipped to deal with an attack. Nicknamed “The Beast,” the
presidential limousine is heavily armoured and custom built for
the president’s needs by General Motors.