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Shoes Hurled at Iranian President by Unemployed Man

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was heckled and had to dodge a flying shoe during a public commemoration service for a former minister.

Report of the incident was published by Iranian website

Iranian media report that the Iranian president attended a service today in Sari for Ali Kordan.

Khabar-on-line reports that Ahmadinejad's speech was interrupted by a group of laid-off textile workers protesting unpaid wages.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Some websites report that one of the protesters managed to reach a seat near the front, where he suddenly rose and threw his shoe at the president, while protesting his unemployment and financial difficulties.

The Ghassed website reports that the president dodged the shoe, which hit the banner behind him. Ahmadinejad's supporters reportedly beat up his assailant while chanting pro-presidential slogans.

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