Hillary Welcomed to Egypt With Monica Chants and Flying Tomatoes

Katie Pavlich

7/16/2012 7:42:00 AM - Katie Pavlich

Welcome to Egypt, Hillary. How's that Arab Spring working for you?

Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armoured cars carrying Clinton's delegation in the port city of Alexandria.

A senior state department official said that neither Clinton nor her vehicle, which were around the corner from the incident, were struck by any of the projectiles.

Protesters chanted: "Monica, Monica", a reference to Former President Bill Clinton's extra-marital affair. Some chanted: "leave, Clinton", Egyptian security officials said.

Today she will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Upon her arrival in the Jewish state, onlookers kept the vegetables at home and behaved themselves.