As a journalist himself, al-Zaidi said he stands in solidarity with them, and that the police are violating their rights.
It's a sentiment many on social media share, especially after al-Zaidi publicly threw his support towards the current protests.
"When I threw the shoe in the face of the criminal, George Bush, I wanted to express my rejection of his lies, his occupation of my country, my rejection of his killing my people," al-Zaidi wrote.
"Hope you know you're an actual icon
and we love you," wrote Twitter
user @StreaamLightsup to Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi.
Regardless, al-Zaidi isn't hesitant to show his solidarity with demonstrators in the US and around the world.