Police officers detain a protester who tried to jump into the motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump on his way to the commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day, 100 years after the end of World War One at the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, France, November 11, 2018.
(photo credit: CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERS)
PARIS - A topless female protester with "Fake Peacemaker" scrawled across her chest ran at the motorcade carrying US President Donald Trump along the Champs Elysees in Paris ahead of a ceremony on Sunday to mark the end of World War One.
She came within a few meters of Trump's motorcade before she was apprehended by police, in an incident that is likely to raise questions about security at the event attended by some 70 world leaders.
The radical feminist activist group Femen, based in Paris, said it was behind the stunt. Femen frequently carries out shock protests against sexism, racism, homophobia and other social and political issues.
In 2016, a topless activist from Femen hung from a bridge in Paris in protest over Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's
visit to the French capital.
Her chest painted with the Iranian flag, the activist staged a mock execution, as a banner hung from the Debilly Footbridge above her, reading "Welcome Rouhani, executioner of freedom."
In the following year, another Femen topless activist tried to snatch the statue of baby Jesus from the Nativity scene
in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City shouting "God is a woman."
Paris police said they detained two people over the incident.
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