Strauss-Kahn bundled away from UK speech protests [View all]
(Reuters) - Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was bundled into the back of a police car to escape protesters after a speaking engagement at Britain's Cambridge University on Friday that angered women's rights activists.
About 150 demonstrators, waving banners and chanting "2, 4, 6, 8, no more violence, no more rape" had circled the Cambridge Union Society where Strauss-Kahn delivered a speech on globalisation and the Eurozone to a select group of students.
As the French economist left, the angry crowd, shouting references to the New York hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, tried to scale 20-metre barricades guarded by police and security officers set up to protect him.
"I don't think he should have been invited here to speak to students," student Morgan Wild, 23, told Reuters. "I think it's part of a crass PR campaign to rehabilitate his reputation and we shouldn't be taken for fools."