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Topless Trump Protester Steals Headlines at WWI Event

She rushed president motorcade in France
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2018 7:19 AM CST
French police officers apprehend a topless protester who ran toward the motorcade of President Trump in Paris.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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(Newser) – President Trump joined other world leaders Sunday in Paris at a ceremony honoring the millions of soldiers who died in World War I, but he may not have liked French President Emmanuel Macron's speech. "Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism," said Macron, who also warned of "old demons coming back to wreak chaos and death," report the Washington Post and the AP. Trump, who recently embraced the term "nationalist" for himself, sat "mostly stone-faced" during the speech, per the AP. Also causing headlines: A topless woman broke through security and rushed Trump's motorcade as it drove down the Champs-Elysees in Paris before the ceremony.

The woman had something along the lines of "Fake Peacemaker" written on her chest, and Reuters reports that she got fairly close to the cars before her arrest. The feminist activist group Femen claimed responsibility for the stunt. Trump and Vladimir Putin were the only two world leaders who arrived at the ceremony in their own motorcades and made separate entrances; the other leaders arrived together. A White House spokesperson said "security protocols" made the move necessary. Putin greeted Trump when he arrived, flashing a thumbs-up sign and shaking his hand. (Trump took flak for skipping a related ceremony on Saturday.)

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