VIDEO: Shoes hurled at Mauritania’s minister of economy and finance

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Shoes were hurled at Mauritania’s Minister of Economy and Finance, Mokhtar Ould Ajay, while he was giving a public speech in Nouakchott on Friday evening.

A video of the incident was widely shared on social media which showed the minister addressing a crowd before he was surprised by someone throwing a pair of shoes at him.

He narrowly avoided the shoes by ducking his head a couple of time as the crowd erupted in surprise.

Ould Ajay is currently active on a campaign being carried out on constitutional changes by Mauritanian authorities. He was chosen by Mauritania’s president as coordinator of the campaign in the capital Nouakchott, and the minister has appeared in many public speeches to gather support for voters on the on the amendments.

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