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Woman arrested after throwing object at Hillary Clinton during speech

Hillary Clinton ducked and made a joke about it immediately afterwards.

A WOMAN HAS been taken into custody after throwing an object – believed to be a shoe – at Hillary Clinton during a speech in Las Vegas.

Clinton had just taken to the stage to begin her speech at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries conference at the Mandalay Bay hotel when the object was thrown.

Associated Press reports that she did not appear to have been hit, and made a joke about it immediately afterwards.

“Good thing she didn’t play softball like I did,” Clinton told the crowd, to cheers.

The woman who threw the object was removed from the event by security.

The ISRI organisation is described as the ‘voice of the recycling industry’ on its website, and has been holding its annual conference in Las Vegas.

It isn’t the first time a major US politician has had footwear thrown their ways. An Iraqi journalist threw a shoe at George W Bush during a visit to Iraq in December 2008.

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