Tens of thousands of protesters showed their anger at the Israeli bombing of Gaza today in a series of rallies across the UK that included throwing shoes at the gates of Downing Street.
More than a thousands pairs of footwear were thrown by protesters marching down Whitehall. A firework was also set off metres from the Downing Street gates.
Iraq’s highest judiciary panel postponed the trial of journalist Muntather Zaidi, who tossed his shoes at President Bush on his visit to Baghdad this month. Zaidi's ill-fated throw catapulted him to notoriety as the man who stood up to Bush, making him a folk hero to some and a hooligan to others.
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