Protester Throws Shoe at China’s Premier(Video Added)

A human rights protester hurled a shoe at Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao while he was speaking at Cambridge University. The shoe landed several meters from Wen. From CNN:

A student who witnessed the incident told CNN that the man had stood up and shouted, “Why are you prostituting yourself? How can you listen to the lies he is telling?”

Cameras filming the speech remained fixed on Wen during the incident, but video images later showed an unidentified student being escorted out of the building by a university proctor.

The student was then handed over to police, a university spokesman, who would not disclose his name due to ‘university regulations,’ told CNN.

The Guardian has this report.

Read also:
* Chinese bloggers debate shoe-throwing as media breaks silence from Times Online
* Chinese Reactions To The Shoe Throwing Incident on ESWN’s blog.
* China: Shoe Hurled at Premier Wen Sparks Fury by Bob Chen on the Global Voices Online.
* Shoe Thrown At Wen Jiabao, Chinese Reactions by Chinasmack.

February 2, 2009 2:11 PM
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