Shiites cheer, Sunnis protest conviction

raqi Shiites broke into wild celebration on Sunday after

Saddam Hussein was sentenced to hang, but his fellow Sunnis paraded through the former dictator’s hometown chanting, “We will avenge you Saddam.” n Sadr City, the Shiite stronghold of northeast Baghdad, youths took to the streets dancing and singing, despite a curfew declared for the capital and two neighboring provinces. “Execute Saddam,” they chanted. Many carried posters bearing the image of Muqtada al-Sadr, the radical anti-American cleric whose Mahdi Army militia effectively runs the district. Full Story

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