A topless activist from a feminist group grabbed a life-size waxwork of US President-elect Donald Trump by the balls today, hijacking an unveiling ceremony in Madrid.
The large-breasted woman, from the FEMEN pressure group, pushed past security ropes and placed her hand on the statue’s crotch while screaming: ‘Grab patriarchy by the balls.’
Museum staff struggled with the semi-naked woman for several minutes before before eventually bundling her out through a back door.
The activist group claimed responsibility for the protest on Twitter, saying: ‘FEMEN just grabbed Trump’s statue by the balls in Madrid.’
Trump has been vilified by women’s rights groups around the world since it emerged in October that, in 2005, Trump had bragged about grabbing women ‘by the p****’.
The Republican candidate later played it down, claiming it was just ‘locker room talk’ and the incident obviously did not derail his election campaign, which ended in a shock victory over Hillary Clinton.
Gonzalo Presa, head of communications at the Museo de Cera in Madrid, described the unidentified woman’s protest as ‘unpleasant’ and said he hoped to give a ‘special welcome’ to President Trump when he is next in Spain.
He said: ‘If they want to do this they should do it directly to him. This is too easy.’
Mr Presa said the wax figure had taken three solid days’ work to create and he said the artisans responsible for it paid special attention to the colour and style of Trump’s famous hair.
FEMEN, an international group which began in Ukraine, is known for using nudity in protests over womens rights.
Last year a member of the group was fined 1,500 euros after a topless protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin in June 2014 at Paris’s Grevin wax museum.