More Shoes Tossed at White House Protest

Demonstrators demand Iraqi journalist's release
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 17, 2008 4:11 PM CST
Members of Code Pink, seen here in a file photo, tossed shoes at a Bush impersonator today in support of al-Zaidi.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Americans expressed solidarity with Iraqi shoe-thrower Muntadar al-Zaidi by mimicking him in front of the White House today. A dozen protesters tossed footwear at a Bush impersonator while demanding the president be jailed instead of the journalist, the Raw Story reports. Members of the anti-war group Code Pink also lined up shoes to memorialize innocent Iraqis killed in the war.

"It's not enough to throw a shoe at Bush, he needs to be hauled before an international court and charged for war crimes," a Code Pink co-founder said.