A group of chanting students protested IMF head Christine Lagarde, while she was delivering a speech on the European debt crisis. Lagarde was answering pre-approved questions of students at the University of Amsterdam, when protesters started to chant anti-austerity and anti-IMF slogans, criticizing the policies of International Monetary Fund.
Lagarde just wanted to talk about the European debt crisis, when a young woman rose up and started to make an announcement, ironically saying “Madame Lagarde”. The woman’s sentences were being repeated by a group of organized students distributed among the audience.
Christine Lagarde put a professional-distanced smile on her face awaiting for security guards to restore order.
Indeed, security guards grabbed the young woman and several other protesters. The young woman kept reading her protest announcement while she was taken away.
Video shown on Greek TV
The nationality of the students was not revealed.
Video shown on Dutch TV (English)
Speaking a little later to journalists, Christine Lagarde did not miss the chance to express “understanding for the frustration felt by the Greeks.”
PS rumors that millions of Greeks burst into tears hearing Lagarde’s solidarity are not confirmed….