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Bosnians gather at shoe-throwing protest against politicians 波士尼亞人丟鞋嗆政要

A few hundred Bosnians showed their anger at political leaders in a shoe-throwing protest in Sarajevo inspired by an Iraqi journalist’s footwear attack on George W. Bush.

Young and old alike threw shoes in downtown Sarajevo at effigies of leading politicians.

Shoes were provided by the protest organizers but some protestors brought their own old footwear.

In their Facebook event page, the organizers urged “citizens to wish a happy New Year to our government leaders by throwing shoes of warning at them.”

Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi threw both his shoes at Bush during a Baghdad press conference in mid December in protest at the outgoing US leader’s Iraq policy.

The incident already inspired a Bosnian website to create an online game inviting users to fling virtual shoes at the country’s top Serb leader, Milorad Dodik.

(AFP)

受到朝小布希丟鞋的伊拉克記者所啟發,數百名波西尼亞民眾在塞拉耶佛一場丟鞋抗議活動中,宣洩心中對政治領袖的憤怒。

民眾不分老少在塞拉耶佛市中心,朝政要的肖像丟鞋子。

鞋子由抗議活動策辦單位提供,但也有些抗議民眾自己帶了舊鞋來。

活動主辦人在他們的Facebook活動頁面上,號召「老百姓用丟鞋警告的方式,祝政府領導人新年快樂。」

伊拉克記者柴迪去年十二月中在巴格達的一場記者會上,把自己的兩隻鞋子丟向小布希,抗議這位即將卸任的美國總統的伊拉克政策。

受到該事件的啟發,波士尼亞有一個網站就設計了一款線上遊戲,廣邀網友對該國塞爾維亞裔領袖米洛拉德.多迪克丟虛擬鞋子。(法新社�翻譯:袁星塵)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. inspire v.i./v.t.

啟發 (qi3 fa1),驅使 (qu1 shi3)

例: The prospect of a bonus inspired the sales team to work harder. (想到有機會拿獎金,銷售團隊工作得更起勁了。)

2. footwear n.

鞋 (xie2)

例: The sign instructed us to remove our footwear before entering the temple. (這個告示牌告訴我們,進入寺廟前要先把鞋子脫掉。)

3. effigy n.

肖像 (xiao4 xiang4)

例: The protestors defaced an effigy of the politician. (抗議民眾毀損那名政治人物的肖像。)

4. fling v.i./v.t.

扔擲 (reng1 zhi2)

例: "Just fling your bag anywhere," said Oliver.

(奧利佛說:「隨便找個地方放你的包包。」)


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