After, in 2008, shoes were thrown at George W. Bush for his Iraq war with over a million dead, four million refugees, torture, etc., other people were inspired by this example.
In the Netherlands, according to NRC Handelsblad daily, children have invented a game which they call “Bushing”. Children jumping on a trampoline try to duck shoes thrown by their playmates.
In Belgium in 2009, angry small share owners threw shoes at banking fat cats.
And now, in Belgium, translated from Dutch NOS TV:
Belgian minister pelted with shoes
The Belgian Minister for Asylum and Migration Theo Francken was pelted by dozens of protesters with shoes and beverages outside a party meeting of government coalition partner MR.
Francken is under fire because he refused to issue a visa for a Syrian refugee family, even though a judge has decided on penalty of a fine that the Belgian government should do that. The family are friends of a Belgian family that wants to guarantee the Syrians, and wants to house them themselves.
The minister was in a hotel at Charleroi airport … as a guest speaker at a debate of MR on the government’s immigration policy. The demonstrators who pelted him outside were mainly trade unionists.
Talking about refugees. Translated from Dutch NOS TV, 12 December 2016, about elections in Macedonia:
[Prime Minister] Gruevski and opposition leader Zaev have both promised in the campaign that the [anti-refugee] fence at the border with Greece will remain closed. “The fence was a suggestion by the European Union. And we work precisely and completely in accordance with the instructions and suggestions from the EU,” said Zaev.
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