Hundreds of Shiites Demonstrate in Baghdad
Hundreds of angry Shiites demonstrated in Baghdad on Tuesday, over the killing of a mosque prayer leader by US troops. They gathered in front of the Palestine Hotel, carrying placards and carrying pictures of the slain cleric, Shaikh Abd al-Razzak al-Lami, 64, of East Baghdad (Sadr City), and of his smashed auto, over which they claimed US tanks had run last Friday. They complained that after the incident, US troops had fled the scene and left the shaikh’s body there. They called for the tank drivers to be punished.