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VIDEO: Naked protester disrupts King's surgery

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VIDEO: Naked protester disrupts King's surgery
It is not known whether Queen Sofia spotted the naked 38-year-old Carlos Diaz Fernández. Screen Grab: YouTube
09:35 CEST+02:00
A nude man pranced before Spain's Queen Sofia on Tuesday protesting "secret CIA crimes" just as she was entering a Madrid's hospital where King Juan Carlos was about to undergo hip surgery.

The nude figure ran through the media scrum which had gathered at Madrid's private Quiron Hospital hospital in anticipation of King Juan Carlos' arrival.

The man, who identified himself as 38-year-old Carlos Diaz Fernández, was quickly detained by police and taken — clothed — into custody at Madrid's Pozuelo de Alarcón police station.

A 38-year-old from the southern Spanish city of Almeria, Fernández does not have a criminal record , local daily  La Voz de Almería reported on Tuesday.

Queen Sofia was just entering the hospital during Fernández' protest, but it was unclear whether she saw the naked protest, images of which were broadcast on public television.

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