Topless Protester Grabs Trump Statue by the Crotch

Feminist in Spain shouted 'Grab patriarchy by the balls'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2017 12:11 AM CST
A figure of Donald Trump is unveiled during its inauguration at the wax museum in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.   (AP Photo/Paul White)
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(Newser) – Organizers must be hoping that the inauguration of the real Donald Trump goes more smoothly than the inauguration of the wax one. The unveiling of the life-size statue at Madrid's wax museum descended into chaos Tuesday when a topless feminist protester pushed past security and grabbed the wax Donald's crotch, reports Reuters. The woman, from the protest group Femen, shouted, "Grab patriarchy by the balls" and had the same slogan written on her, the BBC reports.

The unidentified protester was led away and sent out a back door after grappling with museum workers who tried to cover her with a jacket. A museum spokesman tells Reuters that the protest was "unpleasant." He says workers spent three days getting the statue ready for its inauguration, paying particular attention to the hair. "If they want to do this they should do it directly to him. This is too easy," he says. (Last summer, anarchists erected naked statues of Trump in cities across the US.)

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