Kashmiris Burn Effigies Of Bush, Blair
28 May 2004
The News International
Srinagar: Protesters in held Kashmir on Friday burned effigies of the US and British leaders as thousands took to the streets to denounce the shelling on a holiest shrine in Iraq. More than 2,500 people marched in the central Kashmir town of Budgam, and torched models of US President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, witnesses said. 'Death to Bush, death to Blair!' they chanted. While the Budgam rally dispersed without incident, in Srinagar police wielded bamboo sticks to hold back 60 Muslim youth demonstrating outside the main mosque. 'Infidels, out of Iraq,' the Srinagar protesters chanted.