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CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) - A protester threw a shoe at China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao Monday while he was giving a speech at Cambridge University, police said.
The protester seated near the back of the auditorium stood up during Wen's speech and shouted: "How can you listen to this unchallenged?" before throwing a shoe that landed some distance from the premier.
Wen looked unruffled, paused a few seconds and then continued with his remarks. One of his aides quietly stepped on the stage, picked up the gray athletic shoe and removed it.
Originally posted by Omega85
"Who throws a shoe?! i mean honestly "
Cept maybe our very own Asala . . . .
[edit on 2/2/2009 by Omega85]
Originally posted by secretagent woooman
Oh snap, that headline almost made me pee myself. "Shoecide protester?" You know, the rate people are going they won't have to worry about taking shoes off at the airport anymore because they will be illegal....along with No. 2 pencils.
Originally posted by jam321
I guess when one of these shoe throwing fools get shot I will be the one laughing.
Betcha that will end the shoe throwing frenzy.
Originally posted by asala
lol, Dont look at me!! The headline would have been a big pink shoe!
But shoe throwing does seem to be the new in thing now, Might have to buy a few more pairs just for protests,
[edit on 2-2-2009 by asala]