PROTESTER THROWS SHOE AT AHMADINEJAD! (Photo)
UPDATE: This looks like a photo from that same protest in Urmia:
Urmia is an Iranian city populated predominantly by ethnic Azerbaijanis.
The regime in Iran supported a “shoe-chucking” infitada back in December after Far Left hero Muntadar al-Zeidi, a supporter of Muqtada al-Sadr, threw his shoes at President Bush.
The regime even held shoe-chucking protests to rouse interest in the sport.
Today they got their wish.
This comes via Legal Insurrection:
The Guardian is reporting that a protestor threw his shoe at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a visit to the north-western Iranian city of Urumiye:
An Iranian website, Urumiye News, reported that a shoe was hurled at the president as his convoy drove through a central square. Security guards waded into the crowds but failed to find the culprit.
A hat was also thrown in Ahmadinejad’s direction before his car sped away.
In 2006, ethnic Iranian-Azeris held numerous rallies in the region against the regime in Tehran…
Until government forces started firing on protesters:
Several hundred protesters were killed, beat down or arrested.
This may help explain the shoe incident today.