Jobless man hurls shoes at Iran President Ahmadinejad

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Tehran: An unemployed Iranian threw shoes at President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday during a ceremony in Mazandaran province, Xinhua reported citing the local Mehr news agency.

The shoes, however, did not hit Ahmadinejad.

The incident occurred while Ahmadinejad was delivering a speech at a ceremony in the northern city of Sari.

The 45-year old, who had been dismissed by a weaving factory, managed to get to the front row to complain about his unemployment and then threw his shoes at the President.