Moments ago the ECB issued the following statement:
Statement on incident at ECB press conference
The European Central Bank’s press conference was briefly disrupted by a protester today, who jumped on to the stage and threw confetti. Staff from the ECB are investigating the incident.
Security staff took immediate and effective action.
Initial findings suggest that the activist registered as journalist for a news organisation she does not represent. Like all visitors to the ECB, she went through an identity check, metal detector and x-ray of her bag, before entering the building.
ECB President Mario Draghi remained unharmed and calmly proceeded with the press conference.
– Draghi Attacked By Protester Screaming “End ECB Dick-tatorship” (ZeroHedge, April 15, 2015):
It was bound to happen sooner or later: moments ago Mario Draghi was attacked by what appears to be a female (non-Greek) protester screaming “End ECB Dick-tatorship” while delivering his prepared remarks.
Full video below:
The press conference was briefly halted and has since resumed.
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