Sudanese rally against Gaza operation

Tens of thousands of Sudanese marched peacefully through Khartoum on Thursday denouncing Israel's invasion of Gaza and the international community for alleged "complicity with the Zionist regime." The miles-long march started with fiery speeches and chanting of Islamic slogans in support of Gaza's Hamas rulers. When a speaker said the name of the US president, the crowd waved their shoes - a gesture evoking an Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at George W. Bush during a recent Baghdad visit. The protesters also denounced Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak as a "hireling and cowardly" and handed in a protest note at the UN offices. Some carried green metal models of Kassam rockets.