Tens of thousands march against Bush visit to Rome


Tens of thousands of Italian anti-war demonstrators marched through central Rome amid tight security to protest President Bush’s visit, many waving peace banners and calling for the pullout of Italian troops in Iraq.

A small group of hooded protesters clashed with police, but the scuffles appeared to break up after a few minutes. It was unclear if anyone was injured.

Italy deployed about 10,000 police officers to protect Bush and his entourage. Premier Silvio Berlusconi has said he is worried about the possibility of violence, and the U.S. Embassy warned Americans to avoid the crowds.

Hm. I don’t remember seeing this on the TV news.

The Italians are particularly unhappy, because their president took them into a war that most Italians disagreed with.

More liberal lies! They didn’t march, they walked in a group forming a long line! See! So it is all false!!! Lies! Lies! Lies! I tell you!


Actually I thought they all laid down in the road.

Anti-war demonstrations have been relatively quiet since the outbreak of the war. Probably because “US fix Iraq” isn’t really a catchy slogan, and wanting the US out of there is a rather irresponsible position.