Iranians Rush Ahmadinejad's Car to Complain About Poverty (Video)
By Ilan Ben Zion
Posted on 04/17/12 | News Source Times of Israel | Comments (0)
Video shows remarkable act of civil disobedience in Bandar-Abbas
In the footage, an elderly man is shown at the side of the car, shouting “I’m hungry, I’m hungry,” as Ahmadinejad’s panicked bodyguards try to drown him out. The president had been waving to the crowds, standing aloft through the car’s sunroof.
Then, a young, black-clad woman clambers aboard the president’s vehicle, and sits down on the roof — inches from him. She complains to him about economic hardships; he listens, then apparently tells her to move on, and she disappears behind him.
The footage, taken when Ahmadinejad visited the city last week, was uploaded to YouTube this week. The item was the first story on Israel’s most-watched news broadcast on Tuesday night, Channel 2 News.
Israel has been leading international demands for crippling economic pressure to force the Iranian regime to abandon its nuclear program. Earlier Tuesday, Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Saturday’s P5+1 talks with Iran were a waste of “precious time” and that Israel had made no promises to the US not to attack Iran while the talks, set to resume in Baghdad on May 23, continue.
Photo Caption: A female protester confronts Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Bandar-Abbas. (photo credit: Channel 2 screen capture)Read More: Times of Israel