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Shoes, Complaints Hurled at Former Australian PM




Former Australian PM John Howard found himself dodging tough questions as well as flying footwear during a live TV broadcast yesterday. An audience member, dissatisfied with the PM's response to a question about the decision to enter the Iraq war, hurtled a shoe at Howard, and was then escorted from the studio. 

Recall that former US President George W. Bush was once the target of a similar sartorial sneak attack when a disgruntled Iraqi reporter hurled a loafer at him in 2008. In August, the unpopular President Asif Ali Zardari was also a victim of a flying shoe when he traveled to the UK amid rising floods in Pakistan. Could there be a trend building?

You can see the video from the incident below:

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