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Woman throws shoe at Hillary Clinton [VIDEO]

<> on April 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. <> on April 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

A unidentified woman threw a shoe at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday during a speech for The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries in Las Vegas.

Clinton ducked and was initially confused by what had come at her.


“What was that? A bat? Was that a bat? That somebody throwing something at me? Is that part of Cirque du Soleil?” she asked the audience.

She joked afterward about the incident: “My goodness, I didn’t know solid waste management was so controversial.”

It was not clear what the woman was protesting, but she was quickly taken into custody following the shoe throwing.

Shoe-throwing has notably been a form of protest abroad.  During a press conference in 2008 at the Prime Minister’s Palace in Baghdad, one journalist yelled at President George W. Bush “This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog!” as he threw his shoes.