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Montrealers bid farewell by throwing shoes outside the U.S consulate
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Montrealers throw their shoes at an effigy of George W. Bush outside the US consulate, in solidarity with Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zeidi
Produced by Aaron Lakoff

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Text from this demonstration, organized by Montreal anti-war group Block the Empire:

Along with tens of millions around the world, we celebrate the recent action of Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zeidi who hurled two shoes at US President George Bush while shouting, "This is a farewell kiss, you dog! This is from the widows, the orphans, and those who were killed in Iraq."

We support the calls for al-Zeidi's immediate release from detention, and denounce his abuse while in custody. And, in a simple gesture of solidarity by local anti-war activists and independent media journalists, we will gather outside the US consulate to hurl shoes in continued opposition to the US occupation of Iraq, as well as the already announced escalation of the US military occupation of Afghanistan by the incoming Obama administration (a continuation of "Operation Enduring Freedom", launched by George Bush after September 11, 2001).

We also continue to oppose Canada's complicity with the US-led "War on Terror", with the Canadian Armed Forces' military presence in Afghanistan. More Canadian troops in Afghanistan has effectively meant that more American troops have been available to occupy Iraq.

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00:04:13 1 Dec. 20, 2008
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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