New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was attacked with a shoe on Monday when he was appearing in a roadshow in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh.
The Congress scion was waving to the crowd from his vehicle when a shoe hurled from the crowd hit him in the back.
Video of Rahul Gandhi being attacked with a shoe:
Shoe hurled at Rahul Gandhi during rally pic.twitter.com/BmvdSgMRYS
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Many politicians have come out to condemn this attack which can only be interpreted as an insensible way of protesting against a politician. Some exclaimed that it was uncivilized for people to outrightly attack people in such a manner.
Local hurls a shoe towards Congress VP Rahul Gandhi during his road show in Sitapur(UP),detained by police pic.twitter.com/oU3YsB3Fru
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Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi was facing protest from a faction of people in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh. Rahul Gandhi's rally across UP before the elections have also seen an inundation of visitors who attend his speeches in Khaat Sabha because of the wooden cots.