The European Central Bank’s President Mario Draghi got a rude shock on Wednesday after a protester launched a (looks like) Chinese kick at him as he was presiding over a news conference to explain how smoothly the bank’s stimulus program was going.
But just as he began his press conference, a protester startled participants by running from the first row of seats and leaping onto the table in front of him. She hurled what appeared to be confetti and screamed, “End the ECB dictatorship!”
Security guards dragged her off the stage in seconds and took Draghi into a side room. Draghi off course returned minutes later looking a little shaken but resumed his statement and then answered questions for an hour, at the end earning a small round of applause from the press corps for his composure.
Why the protester attacked Draghi?
According to the Associated press;
Some left-wing activists have accused the ECB of enforcing budget austerity measures on eurozone countries, such as Greece, that are under financial bailout programs. EU leaders have also been criticized for appointing too few women to its top leadership positions.
Imagine something like this happening to our CBN Governor? Don’t even think about it!!