Iraq protests

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Iraqis Hold 'Day of Regret'

Protesters commemorate election with red-fingered mockery

(Newser) - Iraqi protesters offered a new spin on the “day of rage” meme that’s been sweeping the Middle East. It was one year ago today that the Iraqis elected their leaders, so they instead held a “day of regret,” the Christian Science Monitor reports. Hundreds of protesters... More »

Iraq Protests Draw Thousands

Security extraordinarily tight

(Newser) - Thousands of people took to the streets across Iraq today, despite a distinctly intensified security effort. About 2,000 gathered in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square for example, even though the route there was blocked with razorwire and dozens of checkpoints, the LA Times reports. Protesters waved images of Baghdad’... More »

Gunmen Attack Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery

One guard killed as protests continue

(Newser) - Gunmen attacked Iraq's largest oil refinery before dawn today, killing a guard and detonating bombs that sparked a fire and forced the facility to halt operations, officials said. The attack on Beiji began at about 3:30am. Assailants carrying pistols fitted with silencers attacked guards and planted bombs near some... More »

Bush Shoe-Thrower Arrested Ahead of Iraq 'Day of Rage'

Muntazer al-Zaidi arrested for inciting unrest, 5 killed in protests

(Newser) - Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who shot to fame after throwing a shoe at George W. Bush , was arrested yesterday for encouraging people to join today's protests, Reuters reports. His family say he and his brother were taken away by security forces; they don't know where the two are being... More »

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