Police tackle topless protesters who rush Trump motorcade in Paris
French police on Sunday stopped two topless protesters who approached the motorcade of US President Donald Trump as he made his way to a ceremony in Paris marking 100 years since the end of World War I.
One of the protesters, with slogans written on her body, jumped a barricade, got within meters of the rear of the motorcade and began shouting, “Fake peacemaker” as the cars passed.
She was grabbed by a police officer, while a second woman could be seen being hauled away by security services on the edge of the famous Champs-Elysees avenue.
Inna Shevchenko, one of the leaders of radical feminist group Femen, appeared to claim responsibility for the protest on Twitter.
“FEMEN activists ‘welcomed’ the cortege of @realDonaldTrump twice on his way to Arc de Triumph,” she wrote.
The motorcade briefly paused due to the security breach before continuing toward the Arc de Triomphe, where commemorations for the Armistice were being held with around 70 world leaders.
“Most of them are dictators who don’t respect human rights,” said 24-year-old protester Tara Lacroix, who was detained by police along with the two others.