European Central Bank President Mario Draghi was unhurt after a press conference was disrupted when a woman jumped on to the podium.
The protester, dressed in black, shouted: “End the ECB dictatorship.”
Draghi was visibly shaken and held his hand up in defence before the women was removed by security officials.
A Feminist activist group called Femen later claimed responsibility on Twitter for the protest.
The press conference resumed shortly afterwards.
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