ATLANTA (AP) - Protesters gathered in front of CNN Center on
Thursday and tossed tennis shoes at two effigies of former
President George W. Bush to show their displeasure with the war in
About 150 protesters took aim while shouting, "This is for the widows, the orphans and those who are killed in Iraq."
Afterward, about 30 people briefly held up traffic while lying down in a busy intersection near the news organization's headquarters in downtown Atlanta.
Dianne Mathiouetz helped organize the protest, which included a
march from Georgia State University through downtown. She said it
brought attention to efforts aimed at ending the war.
She offered a salute to Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoe at Bush last year. He was sentenced to three years in prison.