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Sunday, March 28, 2004
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Yahoo! News - Angry protests as coalition shuts down firebrand Iraqi cleric's newspaper
"The newspaper has been closed for 60 days because it has violated order 14 which prohibits newspapers from creating instability through inciting violence against the coalition forces," a spokesman told AFP.
But Bremer's order imposing the closure referred to two "inaccurate" reports published by the weekly in its February 26 edition, including one that compared the US overseer to Saddam and his oppressive [ed: like shutting down newspapers isn't oppressive?] regime.
"They tried to close down our paper but we still have our weapons: our noble pens," the weekly's deputy chief editor, Ali al-Yasser said as the protestors chanted anti-US and anti-Israeli slogans.

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