Shoe Throwing Protesters March On White House

Anti-war protesters were throwing shoes outside the gates of the White House on President George W. Bush’s last day in office.

About 500 people marched to the White House and threw about 40 pairs of shoes at the gate while tourists looked on and took photos.

Supporters say they acted in solidarity with Muntadhar Al-Zeidi, the Iraqi reporter who threw his shoes at Bush during a news conference in Baghdad in December.

The event was sponsored by several peace groups. Organizer Jamilla El-Shafei of Kennebunk, Maine, says the event allowed protesters to express their anger over Bush. She says he is “leaving with no accountability for eviscerating our Constitution.”


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  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jan 22, 2009 at 12:43 PM
    Where were the highly trained Secret Service Snipers at that were so visible during obama's inauguration? It seems that this would be some good practice for them.See who they can double tap before the shoe leaves the hand.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jan 21, 2009 at 04:18 PM
    You can bet your last dollar that any demostration against Bush will get full media coverage. The media even bashed Bush during the inaugaral news cast.
  • by J Location: Gville on Jan 21, 2009 at 09:14 AM
    Thats so sad that these people need this much attention. Sounds like they lacked in the department at home. I agree with you VBush. IDIOTS being the key word.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 20, 2009 at 10:41 PM
    Steve; The village idiots always get covered by the press. That's why so many think the village idiots are mainstream as opposed to what they really are.......out on the fringe. If it wasn't for the press, the village idiots would remain where they belong.....in the shadows. The ACLU is one large organization of village idiots. I could go on, but you get the point.
  • by Steve Location: Kinston on Jan 20, 2009 at 03:56 PM
    First, let us not even give credence to the group of village idiots who have lost their shoes along with their minds. The foremost idiot protestor is Jamilla. If she is upset that the American Constitution is not being upheld, I know of 500 people that she can throw her shoes toward. Our Congress has raped the Constitution over the last 40 years and she has the audacity to get mad at one man who does not even make the laws of this land. She can thank her lucky stars that she is in a land that allows ANYONE to be a complete hee haw!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 20, 2009 at 11:33 AM
    How is a group for peace using violence to express themselves? Read the constitution, seems someone has confused ours for some other countries.
  • by arrest bush and cheney Location: greenville on Jan 20, 2009 at 10:21 AM
    Bush and Cheney need to be tried and locked up for war crimes. The constitution was not followed under their misleadership. they should have been impeached. Walter B. Jones, we need your help.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Jan 20, 2009 at 06:22 AM
    Jamilla - Be glad you are in the U.S. because if you were pulling that kind of stuff about the leader of whereever you came from (or where your forebearers came from)you could find yourself in a whole lot of trouble. Welcome to America.
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