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04-11-2005, 11:45 AM

Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:44
Saturday 9th April 2005 (18h01) :

Massive "End the Occupation" Protest in Baghdad Dwarfs the "Saddam Toppled" rally: Photos

Chanting "No! No to terrorism!" and "No! No to America," thousands of supporters of a radical Shiite cleric who once led uprisings against U.S. troops called Saturday for American forces to withdraw from Iraq, staging a massive protest at the same square where - two years ago to the day - protesters pulled down a towering statue of ousted Saddam Hussein.

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Last Updated: Saturday, 9 April, 2005, 20:24 GMT 21:24 UK

Iraqis stage huge anti-US protest

Protesters carrying effigies of Saddam Hussein, Tony Blair and George W Bush

The gathering was the largest anti-US protest for months
Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through Baghdad denouncing the US occupation of Iraq, two years after the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Demonstrators loyal to Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr rallied in the square where the ousted Iraqi leader's statue was toppled in 2003.

The protest was the largest since the 30 January elections.

Earlier, insurgents killed 15 Iraqi soldiers travelling in a convoy south of the capital, police said.

'No to the occupiers'

Mr Sadr's supporters streamed from the Sadr City district to Firdos Square, where the statue was brought down on 9 April 2003, symbolically marking the end of Saddam Hussein's regime. [more]


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