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Iraqis demand an end to the occupation

Issue No. 1848

U.S. 'Liberators' fire on Iraqi demonstrators

JAY GARNER arrogantly strolled into Baghdad this week. Garner is the former general the US has put in charge of Iraq, but he was not hailed as a 'liberator'.

In Baghdad and across Iraq anger at the US occupation is increasing. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets to demonstrate. They have carried banners saying 'No to occupation' and 'Get out of our country.' Those people demonstrating suffered under Saddam Hussein and say they hated his regime.

But they also say they hate the US occupation of their country. In its war the US murdered civilians and turned parts of Iraq into rubble. Now the so-called 'liberators' guard the oil ministry, while hospitals and homes are left with no power and no water. And its troops have fired on and killed Iraqis who have taken to the streets to demand the US gets out of Iraq.

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Sat 26 Apr 2003, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1848
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