The initiative of an Iraqi journalist who threw a shoe at the US president, George W. Bush, made some fans: a British protester has copied the gesture, throwing a shoe at the Chinese Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao, during the official's visit at the Cambridge University.

The human rights protester burst crying "It's outrageous!" and then threw a shoe at the Chinese official. Wen Jiabao was not hurt, but the protester was immediately immobilized and escorted out of the room.

The protester shouted "How can you listen to this unchallenged?", adding that Jianbao is a dictator.

“This despicable behavior cannot stand in the way of friendship between China and the U.K.,” the premier said, winning some applause from the audience, noted after the incident.