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O clube das vítimas dos atiradores de sapatos continua a aumentar. Muntazer al-Zaidi começou esta forma de protesto quando atirou os seus sapatos a George W. Bush. Wen Jiabao, o Ministro do Interior indiano P. Chidambaram, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad e Dominique Strauss-Kahn, director do FMI, seguiram-se o ex-presidente americano. Mas o clube aumentou; o último membro é o próprio homem que tudo iniciou, Muntazer al-Zaidi.
[…] Muntazer al-Zaidi – who became a national hero in Iraq after hurling his footwear at the then US president last year – was speaking at a press conference to promote his campaign for victims of the Iraq war when a man threw a shoe at him.
Zaidi ducked and the shoe hit the wall behind him. Film footage showed that a scuffle then broke out in the audience. “He stole my technique,” Zaidi said afterwards.
French reports said the attacker was an exiled Iraqi journalist who spoke in defence of US policy and accused Zaidi of siding with a dictatorship.