*Warning: This article contains images of partial nudity some viewers may find inappropriate*
While in Paris, France, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, President Donald Trump’s motorcade was traveling down a street lined with observers. From the crowd came an unexpected presence: a topless female protestor whose body was painted with the words “Fake Peace.” Against all odds, she managed to run past police and right up to the President’s car.
Donald Trump's limousine also known as "The Beast," arrives to attend a commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day at the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris.
As it drove by, a topless female protestor with the phrase "fake peace" written on her ran out
— Evening Standard (@standardnews) November 11, 2018
A protester tries to jump in front of the motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump on his way to the commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day in France
📷: Reuters pic.twitter.com/cSOMxG6x4R
— Tahira Mirza (@tahiramirza1) November 11, 2018
Police managed to secure the woman fairly quickly, but not before countless photos had been taken.
— TF1LeJT (@TF1LeJT) November 11, 2018
French news stations watching the day’s events unfold live reacted with shock when the woman ran out of the crowd.
— ClarkBentson (@ClarkBentson) November 11, 2018
A topless female protester ran towards the motorcade carrying #tRump along the Champs Elysees in Paris ahead of a ceremony to mark the Armistice that ended World War One, before she was apprehended by French police: https://t.co/tcl5A5iMlf. #ArmisticeDay pic.twitter.com/Re6TSo3wO3
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) November 11, 2018
FEMEN, a “Ukrainian radical feminist activist group known for its provocative protests,” has taken responsibility for the stunt. Inna Shevchenko, a leader of the organization, has commented online that the presence of men like Donald Trump and Vladmir Putin at the event turns the memorialization into “a sad spectacle which is entertaining only for the criminals participating in it.”
— Agence France-Presse (@AFPespanol) November 11, 2018
Shevchenko also wrote online:
“They’ve come to celebrate peace but they’re promoting war.”
I know there were security concerns when a topless protestor got close to Trumps motorcade but I promise you he just thought it was how they say welcome to France.
— justin herman (@JustinMHerman) November 12, 2018
You know you've arrived on the world stage when FEMEN protests you bare-chested. Congratulations, @POTUS !
— Army Of 0x51 (@A0x51) November 11, 2018
Twitter couldn’t help but make some jokes about the situation.
Prediction of Trump’s spin on this:
Back from Paris. One of the worlds great cities. Women love ME there – literally THROWING themselves at me NAKED. I’m very loved in Paris. They are all sad to see me leaving.
— Adam (@AdamDotNet) November 11, 2018
The BEAST got confronted by The BREAST
— NAME (@SAURABHGOPAL2) November 11, 2018
BREAKING NEWS…………… We will keep you a breast as more details are revealed.
— Glen Webster (@glen_webster8) November 11, 2018
Some jokes addressed President Trump’s recent decision to miss part of the weekend’s ceremonies due to rain.
She wasn't afraid of the rain …
— Jim Thomson (@jimtfoto) November 11, 2018
Some people thought the woman’s choice of protesting style could have proven dangerous for her.
Not a good way to protest. Thank goodness no one was hurt. Great job on the Paris police.
— Robyn Wolph (@LegendOfZelda77) November 11, 2018
Others were all for it!
One way or another, President Trump will surely take notice of this protest.
You go girl!
— moonflower (@kimnieve) November 11, 2018
Good for her 👊
— TwistedSisterFromTheSticks 🌷 (@SCore2018) November 11, 2018