Man throws shoe at Pervez MusharrafFebruary 7th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) A man threw a shoe at former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf when he was addressing a gathering here Sunday. The shoe didn’t hit the former military dictator, it was reported here.Geo News reported that the shoe fell in the front rows and didn’t reach the stage.
Security personnel quickly nabbed the shoe-thrower and whisked him out of the venue.
Musharraf ruled Pakistan for nine years after taking power in a bloodless coup in 1999. He stepped down in 2008 and left Pakistan. He now lives in London.
The detained man raised slogans in favour of Afia Siddiqui, who is presently in US detention. Siddiqui, a US-educated Pakistani woman, has been found guilty of trying to kill American servicemen in Afghanistan.
An Iraqi journalist Muntazar al Zaidi threw his shoes at then US president George Bush, sparking a string of copy-cat attacks.
Later, shoes were tossed at Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.
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