Topless feminist protester attacks Donald Trump wax statue

On Tuesday morning, a topless activist from the feminist group FEMEN groped the crotch of a very lifelike wax imitation of President-elect Trump during an unveiling at a museum in Madrid.

The public spectacle is an apparent reference to a recording that surfaced last year of Trump's outrageous remarks about grabbing women by their genitals.

Reuters reports that the woman pushed past security ropes to grab the statue's crotch while yelling, "Grab patriarchy by the balls."

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Molly Cleator (R) takes part in the Pussyhat social media campaign to provide pink hats for protesters in the women's march in Washington, D.C., the day after the presidential inauguration, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Despite the museum's increased security measures for the event, a spokesperson for the museum says the security staff struggled to restrain the woman before escorting her out of the back exit.

Shortly after the event, the international group took to Twitter to claim responsibility for the protest, posting, "We just grabbed him back.. "Grab patriarchy by the balls!"

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Gonzalo Presa, head of communications at the museum, issued a response stating that he found the women's actions to be "unpleasant."

"If they want to do this they should do it directly to him," Presa said. "This is too easy."

The wax figure itself took over three days to build, Presa said, with special attention paid to replicating the exact style and color of the president-elect's signature hair.

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