Sunday, July 29, 2007
Iraqis celebrate victory posted by Richard SeymourWell, they've won, and the Iraqis round here are going seriously festive. They've taken over Edgware Road, on and off, flags all over the place - not only Iraqi ones either - people throwing sweets out to the crowd, kids charging about like crazy, grandmothers watching from the pavements, young guys and gals turning the Iraqi ensign into a fashion item. The area around here is one immensely noisy gridlock at the moment. Car horns, clapping, dancing, foghorns, chanting, drums - quite a few English people taking part too. Here's some footage and pics:
This started two hours ago and it hasn't abated yet.