Protester Throws Shoe at Chinese Premier During Cambridge Speech
A protester hurled his shoe at the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao while he gave a speech at Cambridge University in Britain. He shouted 'This is a scandal!' as he was pulled away by security.
The protester was upset that the university would allow Jiabao to speak to students and the press. Only hours earlier British Prime Minister Gordon Brown had spoken to the media and called for further trade and relations with China.
The shoe landed one meter short of the premier.
A SPEECH by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at Britain's Cambridge University has been interrupted by a protester who threw a shoe at him and shouted: "This is a scandal".
Security staff bundled the protester out of a concert hall at the university, where Mr Wen was giving the speech on the last day of a five-nation tour of Europe.
The shoe landed on the stage about a metre from Mr Wen.
The shoe landed on the stage about a metre from the Chinese leader.
The protester, who was held by university security guards, shouted: "How can the university prostrate itself with this dictator?"