Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ECB Issues Statement On Mario Draghi Attacker

Earlier today, European Central Bank president Mario Drgahi was rushed by a protester as he held the customary press conference following ECB monetary policy deliberations (Video here)

The ECB has issued the following statement:
Statement on incident at ECB press conference

The European Central Bank’s press conference was briefly disrupted by a protester today, who jumped on to the stage and threw confetti. Staff from the ECB are investigating the incident.

Security staff took immediate and effective action.

Initial findings suggest that the activist registered as journalist for a news organisation she does not represent. Like all visitors to the ECB, she went through an identity check, metal detector and x-ray of her bag, before entering the building.

ECB President Mario Draghi remained unharmed and calmly proceeded with the press conference.

Reports now indicate the protester was screaming,  "End ECB Dick-tatorship"


  1. Hmmm. She went through all the requisite background checks even though she was registered as journalist for a news organisation she does not represent. I guess the TSA and all those wonderful security checks that have been implemented around the globe are really effective, Makes me feel better.

    1. "I'm just wondering, how many terrorists have been caught by the TSA?"

  2. Problem: "Un-licensed Journalist"

    Solution: "Strict registration and licensing requirements for all journalist, BLOGGERS, commentators, or anyone else with an opinion."

  3. Clearly the only one allowed to do any real harm to anyone is Draghi.