Iran arrests person who threw shoes to President
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 19 / Trend D.Khatinoglu/
A person who threw his shoes to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was arrested, ISNA quoted Iran's Judiciary Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei as saying.
An unemployed person threw shoes at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while he was delivering a speech at a ceremony in the city of Sari, Mazandaran Province, on Monday, Mehr reported on Dec.12.
The man, identified as Rashid Sh., 45, who had been fired from a weaving factory, managed to get to the front row, started complaining about unemployment, and then threw his shoes at the president.
However, the shoes did not hit President Ahmadinejad.
The people participating in the ceremony chanted slogans in support of the president and expressed their disapproval of the insulting move.