The Iraqi man who threw his shoes at George W. Bush is a Twitter hero for today's protesters

published 04.06.2020 22:52

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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.