A topless feminist protester groped a waxwork of Donald Trump during its official unveiling in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday morning.
The unidentified woman, who had “grab back” and “grab patriarchy by the balls” scrawled in English across her bare chest and back, reportedly broke through a security cordon to grab the crotch area of the life-sized statue of the U.S. president-elect.
Video footage posted online shows her repeatedly yelling out “grab patriarchy by the balls” in both English and Spanish, while trying to evade detention by an official at the Madrid Wax Museum.
Soon after, the woman was escorted away and removed from the building, according to Spanish media reports. It’s unclear whether she will face police action. The Huffington Post has reached out for more information.
The Spanish branch of the global feminist organization FEMEN ― which similarly disrupted Trump’s polling station in midtown Manhattan, New York City, on Election Day — later claimed credit for the incident.
“FEMEN just grabbed Trump’s statue by the balls in Madrid,” it posted on Twitter in a clear reference to Trump’s sickening hot mic comments made alongside then-”Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush in 2005.
While footage of the incident went viral, the museum’s press chief described the woman’s protest as “unpleasant.”
“If they want to do this, they should do it directly to him,” Gonzalo Presa told Reuters. “This is too easy.”
The museum is now beefing up its general security, a spokesman told the Europa Press news agency. “Not just for Trump,” he said, but because “nowadays things occur that didn’t used to occur.”