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LONDON (AP) – Protesters are shaking their shoes at the U.S. Embassy in London in a show of support for a jailed Iraqi journalist who threw his own footwear at President George W. Bush during a news conference in Iraq.

Journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi became an instant folk hero after the incident on Sunday. It was a vivid demonstration of Iraqis’ dismay over the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of the country.

Britain’s Stop The War Coalition said Friday that the act “expressed the unreported feelings of millions in Iraq and beyond that the Bush occupation has been a disaster.” The coalition organized the small protest, which drew a crowd of about 50 in front of the embassy to protest el-Zeidi’s arrest.