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Shoe-gate: A Global Phenomenon is Born

One of the more interesting outcomes of shoe-gate has been the global reaction – whether it is getting creative or applying the action to other undesirable leaders, the shoe has become a conduit for dissatisfaction, as these images from around the world demonstrate:

Washington

washington

Lebanon

lebanon

Philippines

philippines

Pakistan

pakistan

London

london

Turkey

turkey

[Images via: BBC, AP, and Step 1]

2 comments on “Shoe-gate: A Global Phenomenon is Born

  1. Hani Obaid
    December 20, 2008

    My dad was upset because one guy was saying the 2 shoes (which didn’t hit their target) made up for the suffering of the Iraqi people which seems ridiculous at first.

    So I told him people are so desperate after being denied for so long that even such a small gesture is enough to capture their hearts and minds.

  2. laylatoot
    December 21, 2008

    Yes, I agree, Hani – a smaller action indeed can have a major impact, as we have seen in the case of al-Zaidi.

    It was a pure vehemence that many of us residing elsewhere in the world do not see, and therefore forget how traumatising, and tragic, the conflict is.

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