Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ducks after a woman threw an object toward her while she was delivering remarks at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries conference on April 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(AFP Photo / Isaac Brekken)

A woman threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday as the former secretary of state was delivering a speech at a Las Vegas hotel, but Clinton dodged it and continued with her remarks, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said.

The incident happened seconds after Clinton took the stage to deliver her speech. 
The woman was taken into federal custody after the incident. 
"My goodness, I didn\’t know that solid waste management was so controversial," Clinton said. "Thank goodness she didn\’t play softball like I did."
The throwing of shoes at political figures is a form of protest in many parts of the world. In 2008 a shoe was hurled at then-President George W. Bush when he appeared at a Baghdad press conference with the Iraqi prime minister.
Clinton, who lost the Democratic presidential nomination to then-Senator Barack Obama, said at a marketing conference in San Francisco earlier this week that she was thinking about running for president again in 2016.
She has been giving speeches across the country since leaving the State Department last year.
Source: Agencies

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