Israel's ambassador to Sweden has become the latest public figure to be targeted by a shoe-throwing protester as he gave a speech at Stockholm University on the upcoming Israeli election, a spokeswoman for the school said Thursday.
Stockholm University officials said someone attending a student gathering called this week to hear Israeli Ambassador Benny Dagan explain Israel's forthcoming election hurled a shoe at him.
"A student organization had invited ambassador Benny Dagan to come talk about the Israeli election. It was during this talk Wednesday that some members of the audience threw a shoe and some other items at him," spokeswoman Maria Sandqvist said.
Sandqvist was not able to say whether Dagan was hit by the objects, but Swedish news agency TT said one of the objects hit him.
Police told TT a 35-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were arrested for assault and public disorder.
Last December, an Iraqi journalist hurled both shoes at former U.S. President George W. Bush when he was on a farewell visit to Iraq in December.
Then last Monday a protester threw a shoe at Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during a speech at Cambridge University in England.