Happy ECB protester: Mario Draghi showered in confetti.

Smiling European Protester Is Very Happy to Be Throwing Confetti on Central Bank President

Smiling European Protester Is Very Happy to Be Throwing Confetti on Central Bank President

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April 15 2015 11:15 AM

Smiling European Protester Is Very Happy to Be Throwing Confetti on Central Bank President

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Mario Draghi and friend at Wednesday’s Frankfurt press conference.

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The European Central Bank is a controversial institution, currently reviled in several countries because of the “austerity” budget-cutting demands it’s made of governments it helped bail out during the post-2008 financial crisis. While the ECB has recently taken more stimulus-oriented positions, countries like Greece are still struggling with the terms of the earlier bailouts, and anyhow the point here is that a protester threw confetti on ECB President Mario Draghi at a Frankfurt press conference Wednesday and looked very excited to be doing so.

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Whee!

Here’s a short video:

The woman is reportedly a 21-year-old German activist from a feminist group, which (sort of) explains the “dick-tatorship” spelling on her shirt.