A topless protester aligned with the radical feminist group Femen charged President Donald Trump's motorcade as it proceeded down the Champys Elysees in Paris and was tackled by police Sunday.
The woman, bearing the words "Fake Peace" scrawled across her chest, shouted at passing cars in the middle of the street before authorities apprehended her.
Trump, along with other world leaders, was in France to take part in ceremonies marking 100 years since the end of World War I, the Associated Press reported.
Une activiste FEMEN face à la voiture de Trump, remontant les Champs Élysée, dénonçant l’hypocrisie de cette cérémonie du 11 novembre. pic.twitter.com/6n6216EdCf— FEMEN (@Femen_France) November 11, 2018
Police detained three Femen activists for "sexual exhibition" during the ceremonies.
Femen, who claimed responsibility for the stunt, is known for employing shock tactics in pursuing its stated intention to promote women's rights.
In the past the group has confronted former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, gone topless to protest human rights violations in Turkey, and attempted to steal a baby Jesus figure from the nativity scene at Vatican City.
The organization was lauded on social media by liberals such as ardently anti-Trump Twitter personality Brian Krassenstein.
'Welcome war criminals!': Topless FEMEN activists protest in Paris ahead of WWI armistice centenary (EXPLICIT) pic.twitter.com/opp07AlYSn— RT (@RT_com) November 10, 2018
But not everyone was so taken with the group's methods.
Was sending a topless woman dashing across the road really the most effective way to protest Donald Trump?— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) November 11, 2018
Critics of modern-day feminism, and in particular of its more radical exponents, charge the movement with having devolved into all-out misandry and losing its loftier, more significant focus on achieving equality for women.
Young opined that such uncharitable framing does little to make men "
Juan Leon is Pluralist's managing editor. He can be reached @juanemel
Cover image: A woman is detained by police after protesting President Donald Trump's motorcade on February 11, 2018 in Paris, France. (Screenshot from Twitter)