03/12/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chinese Premier Urges Leniency For Cambridge Shoe Thrower

The Chinese premier, Wen Jiabao, has called on Cambridge University to show leniency to the protester who threw a shoe at him last week, the foreign ministry has said.

China originally condemned as "despicable" Martin Jahnke's protest, which took place as Wen addressed students on his three-day tour of the UK.

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