Sunday, October 30, 2005

Sectarian protest rocks Mosul

"MOSUL (Reuters) - Angry Sunni Arabs protesting the removal of a top police official have threatened to topple the provincial government of Nineveh as sectarian tensions flare in the volatile northern Iraqi province.

Several hundred armed protesters, chanting slogans against what they say is Kurdish domination of Nineveh's regional administration, besieged government offices in the provincial capital of Mosul late on Saturday and were kept from overrunning the building by U.S. troops, local officials said on Sunday.

Sunni Arab groups in Nineveh, which has a mixed population of Arabs, Kurds and other ethnic groups, had demanded the reinstatement of Arab provincial police chief Ahmed Mohammed al-Jibouri, who was sacked following allegations of corruption."
The Kurdistani
They better learn to take it to the ballot box, and they better learn that quick. Or at least they better learn how to channel this anger towards the political and not the social values of the city, or it could burn.

I wonder if TT was at the protest?


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