[Marxism] Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush

Darren Cogavin darrencogavin at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 06:59:40 MST 2008

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The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at George Bush has been
beaten in custody, his brother said today.

Muntadhar al-Zaidi suffered a broken hand, broken ribs and internal
bleeding, as well as an eye injury, his older brother, Dargham, told
the BBC.

Zaidi emerged as an unlikely hero in the Arab world, with tens of
thousands demonstrating for his release, after he threw both his shoes
at the US president at a press conference in Baghdad, calling him a
dog. As he was handed over to the Iraqi military hundreds protested
for a second day at his detention.

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/dec/16/shoe-protest-bush-iraq

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