Clinton Egged by Protester in Poland

ByABC News
May 17, 2001, 12:04 PM

WARSAW, May 17, 2001 -- Former President BillClinton, who is on a European speaking tour, was hit today by a rawegg thrown by a protester as he strolled through thePolish capital's old town district.

At least one egg hit Clinton on the arm as he stepped out ofan antique store before Polish and American security personnelwrestled the assailant to the ground. The former president took off his suit jacket and continuedhis walk in sunny weather for another 15 minutes, signingautographs and greeting tourists. "The President laughed off the matter saying "it was goodfor young people to be angry about something," said Clinton'sspokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri. Clinton was in Warsaw as part of a paid speaking tour ofEurope. He was due to address a meeting of businessmen later ata downtown hotel, which was being picketed by several dozenanti-capitalist demonstrators amid heavy security. A Warsaw police spokesman said a 19-year-old man had beenarrested after the egg-throwing incident.