Protester throws shoe at PM Wen Jiabao
A protester threw a shoe at Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during a speech at Cambridge University and called the prime minister a “dictator“.
The shoe landed on the stage about a meter from Wen, who was speaking on the global economy.
The activist, a Western-looking man who appeared to be in his early twenties, said: “This dictator here, how can you listen to the lies he’s telling? You are not challenging him.”
The police later confirmed that a man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offense and was taken to a local police station for questioning.
Wen’s visit to Britain was aimed at strengthening trade relations as economies around the world tip into recession.
Watch the video of the incident here.