- By Brian FungBrian Fung is an editorial researcher at FP.
The exclusive club of world leaders with shoe-dodging experience grew a little bigger last weekend, as Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari was interrupted mid-speech on Saturday by a 60-year-old’s footwear:
Mr Zardari, who is under criticism for visiting Britain while Pakistan is suffering from devastating floods, was in the middle of a speech when an elderly man in the 1,000 strong crowd hurled both shoes at him. The gesture is considered a traditional insult in Islam. An unidentified man was later ejected by police and security officials from the meeting, which was marked by noisy protests outside.
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