Friday, January 30, 2009

Iraq: shoe-throwing monument removed...

The monument commemorating the journalist who hurled his shoes at President George W. Bush was taken down a day after it was erected, local officials in Tikrit told CNN.

Assisted by kids at the Tikrit Orphanage, sculptor Laith al-Amiri on Tuesday erected a huge brown replica of one of the shoes hurled at Bush last month by journalist Muntadhir al-Zaidi during a press conference in Baghdad.

But officials from Salaheddin province told CNN that the monument was removed after a request from the central government, which has charges pending against al-Zaidi -- now in an Iraqi jail. More...

See also:

  1. Iraq: shoe sculpture in honour of Muntadar al-Zaidi!!!
  2. Shoes thrown at Bush on surprise visit to Iraq...


  1. Iraqis should put the shoe sculpture back up after U.S. forces leave in honor of their new democratic rights