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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 02:15 PM
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Iraq Students Protest Having Saturday Off
Chalk this up in the well intentioned, but poorly planned category


Iraq Students Protest Having Saturday Off

Sat Feb 26, 3:46 PM ET Middle East - AP


By MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqis are complaining about their first-ever weekend break, and some high-school students even went to class Saturday to protest a decision introducing a second weekly day off that coincides with the Jewish Sabbath.

It's not that the Iraqis do not want time off they just want the extra day moved to Thursday.

"We don't want Saturday! It's a Jewish holiday!" students chanted as they marched in protest last week to the governor's office in Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad.

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http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&nci...
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