US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC : http://boston.indymedia.org/
Boston.Indymedia
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Testimonies
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Comment on this article | Email this article | Printer-friendly version
News ::
Demonstrations in Baghdad Against U.S. Troops (english)
15 Apr 2003
While Kurdish factions in the northern cities accuse each other of inciting violence and looting, demonstrations against US lack of intervention continue in Baghdad.
Report by YellowTimes.org
NewsFromtheFront.org

TORONTO (NFTF.org) -- CNN's Michael Holmes in Baghdad has been reporting on demonstrations in central squares protesting against the failure of the U.S. to stop looters and pillagers. Holmes stated that "Down, down, USA" could be clearly heard. Al Jazeera has also reported that protestors have been shouting, "No to America, No to Saddam."

Time magazine's Michael Ware says Kurdish looters have been held at bay by tribal Arab families banded together to protect Tikrit. Ware says the area has seen "incessant shooting" and has effectively become a no man's land.

Reuters reports that Kurdish factions are accusing one another of inciting violence and looting: "[Masoud] Barzani [of the Kurdish Democratic Party] accused his former rivals -- the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, led by Jalal Talabani -- of breaking a pact with the United States to avoid a large-scale Kurdish assault on Kirkuk and opt for a smaller, U.S.-led drive. Instead, Barzani said Patriotic Union fighters took advantage of the collapse of Iraqi defenses on Thursday and poured into the city ... he blamed his rival-turned-partner Monday for triggering looting and chaos in northern cities..."

YellowTimes.org correspondent Firas Al-Atraqchi drafted this report.
See also:
www.NewsFromTheFront.org
Add a quick comment
Title
Your name Your email

Comment

Text Format
Anti-spam Enter the following number into the box:
To add more detailed comments, or to upload files, see the full comment form.