Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Another shoe-throwing incident

It looks like protesters around the world have found a new way of getting their sentiments heard.

China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao suffered the same fate as former US Pres. George W. Bush when a protester hurled a shoe at him while delivering a speech in Cambridge University, England at the end of his 3-day visit to Britain.

The protester, coming from the back part of the jam-packed auditorium called Wen a "dictator" before throwing his shoe, which missed target.

PM Wen's visit was reportedly marred with protests over human rights and Chinese policy in Tibet.

The protester was escorted to the police for questioning.

December last year, Former US Pres. Bush ducked out from behind the podium to avoid being hit by a shoe lobbed at him by an enraged reporter in Iraq. After the incident, the reporter, Muntadhar al-Zeidi, drew many supporters in his hometown that they even made a shoe sculpture in his honor.

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