Josephine Witt, the young German woman who charged at European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a press conference said she was “shocked at how easy it had been to carry out her stunt.” The 21-year-old philosophy student pretended to be a journalist representing Vice Media. That’s how she got inside the building.
Witt was dragged off by security and arrested but later released. She said seeing Draghi’s face – “scared, surprised and shaken” – was priceless. “It was suddenly just an ordinary man there in front of me,” she said. The day after, Witt retweeted SkyNews’ Economics Editor Ed Conway‘s tweet: “Staff here at IMF/World Bank meetings are on high alert for protesters masquerading as journalists, following yday’s Draghi ‘episode.’”