The Tishrin Revolution Papers: Iraqi PM accuse the protesters of using Mangonel from Uhud Mont

Adil Abdul Mahdi have accused the Iraqi protesters of using the Mangonel (Arabic منجنيق ) The mangonel, also called the traction trebuchet, was a type of trebuchet or siege engine used in Ancient China starting from the Warring States period, and later across Eurasia in the 6th century AD.

The protesters have mocked him since they have renamed the Turkish Restaurant Building in Tahrir Square into Mount Uhud (Arabic: جبل احد) Mount Uhud is a mountain north of Medina, Saudi Arabia. It is 1,077 m high. It was the site of the second battle between Muslim and Meccan forces. The Battle of Uhud was fought on 19 March, 625 CE, between a force from the small Muslim community of Medina, in what is now north-western Arabia, and a force from Mecca.

Uhud Mount became the most symbolic sign of the Iraqi revolution

An artwork of Jabal Uhud

To see more about the language of the protest in Iraq see and the reason why the name of the building was changed see: The Tishrin Revolution Papers: A Dictionary of the Revolution.

Apparently AAM, Iraqi PM have seen the video below and thought it was The mangonel the protesters have used.

Video of a Slingshot used by the protesters from the top of Jabal Uhud

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