This blog post was published on August 31 2005. §
31/8 in Iraq [update]
The previous update is confirmed by another Iraqi website [iraqirabita, Arabic] from another witness, who said that the chaos was the result of the police starting to shoot bullets in the air to get rid of the people who jammed by the concrete barriers but people thought that the police are exchanging fire with terrorists
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At least one Iraq news website published a different version of the story [Aliraqnews].
The website claim that eyewitnesses said: both sides of the bridge were blocked by concrete barriers, people started to jam by barriers wanted to enter by they been prevented by the police.
On other article by the same website says policemen been arrested [here].
The Minister of Health, Dr. Abdul Muttaleb Ali, called on the ministers of defence and the interior for failing in their duties. Sheikh Darraji, from the Sadr movement, held the occupying powers responsible, asserting that it is their duty to ensure security.
Iraq’s transportation minister accused US forces on preventing unbalances from reaching the injureds and the wounded [Moheet, Arabic
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