Monday, February 23, 2009

Pelted with shoes

"During a talk at the Apollo Hotel in Amsterdam on Sunday, Israeli speaker Ron Edelheit was pelted with shoes thrown by members of the audience. Mr Edelheit was a spokesman for the Israeli army during its recent offensive in the Gaza Strip. Police arrested two men and one woman, all in their early twenties. Outside the hotel, around fifty others protested against Mr Edelheit's visit, in what police said was a peaceful manner. According to the Centre for Information and Documentation on Israel, the location for the event was changed at the last moment, after the College Hotel received threats." (thanks Mariam)