UK Protester Lobs Shoe at China's Wen

Protester calls premier a 'dictator' during speech at Cambridge
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2009 1:35 PM CST

(Newser) – A protester threw a shoe at China’s premier while he was giving a speech at Cambridge University in England today, the BBC reports. The young man shouted “how can the university prostrate itself with this dictator—how can you listen to the lies he’s telling?" before hurling a shoe at the podium, missing Wen Jiabao by about 3 feet. Wen called the incident “despicable.”