Hillary Clinton’s motorcade pelted with shoes, tomatoes
Hillary Clinton’s motorcade pelted with shoes, tomatoes and water bottles by angry crowds shouting “Monica, Monica” July 16, 2012
Some of the protesters were chanting “Leave, Clinton.” A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armoured cars carrying Clinton’s delegation in the port city of Alexandria.
The Star(H/T Martin) It was not clear who the protesters were or what political affiliations they might have. Protesters outside Clinton’s hotel on Saturday night chanted anti-Islamist slogans, accusing the United States of backing the Muslim Brotherhood’s rise to power.
The assault on her motorcade came on a day Clinton spoke at the newly reopened U.S. consulate in Alexandria, addressing accusations that the United States, which had long supported former president Hosni Mubarak, of backing one faction or another in Egypt following his ouster last year.