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article imageVideo: Nude man runs in front of Spanish Queen Sofia at hospital

By Anne Sewell     Sep 26, 2013 in World
Madrid - Spanish King Juan Carlos was about to undergo hip surgery at Madrid's private Quirón University Hospital. While Queen Sofia was heading into the hospital, a naked protester appeared.
The Spanish King was about to undergo surgery to treat an infection around a prosthetic left hip. As Queen Sofia entered Madrid's private Quirón University Hospital where the surgery would take place on Tuesday, a nude man came prancing out, protesting "secret CIA crimes."
The naked figure ran through the media who had gathered at hospital. awaiting King Juan Carlos' arrival.
The 38-year-old man identified himself as Carlos Diaz Fernández and was speedily detained by police, given clothing, and taken to Madrid's Pozuelo de Alarcón police station.
Spanish media (Spanish language) reported on Tuesday that Fernández, who is from the southern Spanish city of Almeria, does not apparently have a criminal record.
It is unclear whether Queen Sofia, who was just entering the hospital at the time, actually saw the naked protester. Images were broadcast on public television.
Queen Sofia was awaiting the arrival of King Juan Carlos at Quirón University hospital in Madrid  w...
Queen Sofia was awaiting the arrival of King Juan Carlos at Quirón University hospital in Madrid, when a nude protester came prancing in.
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The good news is that King Juan Carlos is “stable, comfortable and in good spirits” after undergoing surgery at the private Hospital on Tuesday.
The Spanish Monarch is expected to remain in hospital for another four to six days and will require six weeks of intravenous antibiotic therapy following the surgery.
King Juan Carlos will, however, have to go into surgery again within the next two months to fit a permanent replacement joint.
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