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Shi’ites Protest on Anniversary of Saddam’s Fall

Tens of thousands of followers of a rebel Shi’ite cleric marched in Baghdad on Saturday to denounce the U.S. presence in Iraq and demand a speedy trial of Saddam Hussein on the second anniversary of his overthrow. Chanting “No, no to the occupiers,” men loyal to cleric Moqtada al-Sadr streamed from the poor Shi’ite district of Sadr City to Firdos Square in central Baghdad where Saddam’s statue was torn down two years ago, in a peaceful show of strength. The square and side streets were quickly packed with crowds waving Iraqi flags and brandishing effigies of Saddam, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Bush. Full Story

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