Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was heckled and had to dodge a flying shoe during a public commemoration service for a former minister.

Iranian media report that the Iranian president attended a service today in Sari for Ali Kordan.

Khabar-on-line reports that Ahmadinejad’s speech was interrupted by a group of laid-off textile workers protesting unpaid wages.

Some websites report that one of the protesters managed to reach a seat near the front, where he suddenly rose and threw his shoe at the president, while protesting his unemployment and financial difficulties.

The Ghassed website reports that the president dodged the shoe, which hit the banner behind him. Ahmadinejad’s supporters reportedly beat up his assailant while chanting pro-presidential slogans.