Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Shoe throwing & pot beating

Funny how things catch on. Following shoe throwing political protests in India and also the famous one thrown at Bush in Iraq, yesterday shoes were thrown at the Fortis shareholder meeting, protesting at the sale of the bank to BNP Paribas.

Does anybody know if this is a traditional form of protest, like beating pans and pots (recently revived in Iceland outside their returning parliament)?

1 comment:

Devidas Deshpande said...

just yesterday i read in a Marathi paper here in India that shoes were thrown even on Mahatma Gandhi. But the difference is that the man who hurled his footwear at the Mahatma swore never to worn it again and he kept his vow.