Video: Bystander chucks his shoe at Ahmadinejad during Cairo visit
posted at 9:01 pm on February 5, 2013 by Erika Johnsen
The video, uploaded to YouTube by the Anadolu Agency, a Turkish news service, shows Ahmadinejad in a crush of people smiling and shaking hands until a bearded man comes in the frame holding a shoe high over his head. The shoe comes down twice in Ahmadinejad’s direction, but too far from the Iranian leader to pose a threat.
Several men then turn on the shoe-brandishing attacker and Ahmadinejad is quickly hustled to a waiting car. Anadolu reported the man was Syrian and accused the Iranian president of “killing his brothers.” Iran has supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in that country’s ongoing, bloody civil war.