BANDAR ABBAS – In an unexpected act of civil dissent, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was confronted by residents protesting about their economic plights, during a trip through the southern Iranian city of Bandar-Abbas last week.Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has always made a point of his approachability. He once gave out the private contact details of his presidential office (which caused lines to jam almost immediately). He appears to enjoy the chaos of lively crowds. But even he may have been surprised by one woman’s determination to meet him. A video posted online shows a crowd surrounding Mr Ahmadinejad’s open-topped car on recent tour of the southern city of Bandar Abbas. “I’m hungry, I’m hungry,” shouts one man, as he reaches for the president’s hand. Others try to give him envelopes - often these contain appeals for help. The crowd manages to stop the motorcade. One woman standing in front of the president’s car decides to take her chance. “Wait a second, this is the moment,” one woman shouts to the president’s bodyguards - who appear to be twice her size. She clambers onto the bonnet of the car, shakes off one bulky officer who makes a half-hearted attempt to grab her ankle, and goes straight up to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the open roof-top. She gestures to the president with tremendous animation - the video doesn’t pick up whether she’s criticising him or asking for his help. Mr Ahmadinejad listens with calm. And the woman then climbs back down from the car.The video of the incident was posted Saturday on YouTube and has racked up more than 100,000 views. One photo shows a bandage on the president’s right hand.