Iraq’s Original Shoe Protester Is Back In A Familiar Place: Jail

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Remember Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi man who launched a new fashion of protest when he threw his shoes at then US President George Bush in Iraq? ┬áNick Blanford met him in Lebanon last week for a profile, on the eve of his return to Iraq. Zaidi was going with a mission to take the Arab world’s popular revolts home. He didn’t get very far. Yesterday he was picked up in Iraq’s Adhamiya District on charges of inciting protests for better government services.