Mario Draghi covered in confetti as protester interrupts ECB press conference

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Draghi had just started speaking, giving his comments on the ECB’s quantitative easing programme, when the woman leapt onto the stage, sending documents flying into the air and forcing the Italian to duck.

 

 

The woman, reportedly a member of the international woman’s movement Femen, poured a bag on confetti over Draghi before bodyguards intervened.

Within a short time Draghi resumed his address – even managing to summon up a smile.



Femen activist at ECB press conferenceBodycards carried the protester away (Picture: Michael Probst, AP)


 

The conference came after the ECB kept interest rates on hold for the sixth consecutive month as expected.

Last month it launched a €1 trillion quantitative easing programme aimed at reviving the European economy.

It released data on Tuesday showing lending in the region was up, raising hopes that the measure was already working.

 

 

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April 15, 2015 |
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