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Demo supporting Iraqi shoe thrower blocked

Demo supporting Iraqi shoe thrower blocked

Iraqi security forces have prevented a demonstration in central Baghdad by relatives and supporters of the journalist who threw his shoes at then-President George W. Bush.
An army officer ordered Muntadhar al-Zeidi's brother, Dargham, to call off the protest in Firdous Square because he had no permit.
The brother argued that he had submitted a request four days ago but received no response.
Several dozen people had gathered on Tuesday for the rally but dispersed peacefully.
Al-Zeidi was arrested in mid-December for hurling shoes at Bush during a joint news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
His trial began last month and is due to resume Thursday.


Updated : 2021-02-27 12:29 GMT+08:00