This Associated Press video is called Iraqi Shoe-throwing Sculpture Removed.
A video from the USA, which is no longer on YouTube, used to say about itself:
Unfortunately, “the long-lasting form of a sculpture monument” lasted for just one day before its destruction by tyrannical authority.
From Associated Press:
Jan 31, 10:56 AM EST
Iraq sculpture honoring Bush shoe-thrower removed
BAGHDAD — The director of an Iraqi orphanage says a sculpture honoring an Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former President George W. Bush has been removed.
Fatin al-Nassiri says Iraqi police told her the statue had to be removed from the orphanage in Tikrit because government property should not be used for something with a political bias.
She says the sofa-sized statue of a shoe was taken down on Saturday after being unveiled on Thursday.
Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi threw his shoes during a Dec. 14 news conference in Baghdad. Throwing shoes at someone is a sign of extreme contempt in Arab culture.
From the BBC:
When the sculpture was unveiled, artist Laith al-Amari insisted it was not a political work, but a “source of pride for all Iraqis”. …
Mr Zaidi shot to fame as a result of his action, which signalled extreme contempt in the Arab world, and inspired rallies across the Middle East and beyond.
Since his arrest, the TV journalist has reportedly been beaten in custody, suffering a broken arm, broken ribs and internal bleeding.
He has been charged with aggression against a foreign head of state, and faces up to 15 years in jail if convicted. His family denies he has done anything wrong.
A SHOE HEARD ‘ROUND THE WORLD – My interview with Muntadhar al-Zaidi: here.