last update: 02 Oct. 2009- 10:50
The paper for whom Mr. Özbek works for shows solidarity, I guess. “Everyone needs a shoe one day”. The thrown shoe is an imitation Nike shoe.
Selçuk Özbek, an editor at Birgün, a leftist daily, throws a shoe at Mr. Strauss-Kahn. The incident took place at another campus of my university. I was in the other campus, waiting for the introductory meeting with Media MA students. At first, we thought he was one of our students but he turned out to be a journalist. Not particularly imaginative after the original show throwing event. Mr. Strauss-Kahn responded maturely.
The protester has been released during the day. My Facebook and Friendfeed newsstream is full of comments praising the action although I am not that excited. More in the comments section…
While speaking in Turkey, IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn became the latest world leader to fall victim to an attack by shoe:
The protester missed hitting Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the end of the director?s speech on Thursday in the lead-up to International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in Turkey.