Zhirinovski Party tries to organize unauthorized demonstration to support Iraq

Russia’s ostentatiously ultra-nationalist Liberal-Democratic Party, headed by Vladimir Zhirinovski, tried yesterday to hold an unauthorized demonstration to support Iraq which suffered from US-British bombardments. Up to 50 people holding up anti-US and anti-British posters gathered in front of the Iraqi embassy on Pogodinskaya Street in the centre of Moscow at about 15h local time. Soon, police came in and asked the demonstrators to dissolve. The picket was liquidated in 20-minute time without major incidents reported.