‘Shoe’ Thrown at Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas

‘Shoe’ Thrown at Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas

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A woman threw what appeared to be a shoe at the former secretary of state in Las Vegas, but the potential presidential contender moved out of the way.

Clinton was a keynote speaker at a scrap recycling conference where the incident occurred, AP reported.

A woman was arrested on suspicion of throwing the object.

Mark Carpenter, a representative for the organization hosting the event —the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) —stressed that the woman “was not affiliated with our organization and was not credentialed for this event.”

“Our staff denied her access before she later rushed past security,” he continued in a statement. “An ISRI staffer then stopped her as she approached the stage. She was then handed over to law enforcement.”

The incident is reminiscent of a 2008 scene in which then-President George W. Bush ducked during a press conference in Baghdad when an Iraqi attendee threw two shoes at him.

A spokesman for Clinton didn’t immediately return a request for comment. But Clinton, speaking at the Mandalay Bay hotel, took the moment lightly.

Since the incident in Baghdad, many protesters have thrown shoes at politicians around the world.

Source: FARS