A protestor threw a shoe at the Chinese Prime Minister as he spoke at Cambridge University, marring an official visit to Britain.
The insult mimicked that of an Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoe at George Bush while the American President was speaking in Baghdad.
The shoe landed a metre away from Premier Wen Jiabao, who is on a five day tour to Europe which has been dogged by free-Tibet demonstrations.
The protestor screamed: “This is a scandal.”
He was then bundled out of the concert hall by university security staff.
As he was dragged out he shouted: “How can the university prostitute itself with this dictator?”
- They’re academics, prostituting themselves is what they do.
- They’re left-wingers / “liberals”. They have no principles, just politics. So what if China is destroying the environment, oppressing Tibet, torturing and killing prisoners, killing people with tainted products, and doesn’t allow free speech, or political freedom? China’s an opponent to America. Nothing else matters.