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NEWS: Thousands of Anti War Protestors March in Rome; Coincides with Bush's Visit to Pope

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posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 10:31 AM
FOX News is showing images of what is estimated to be tens of thousands of anti war protestors marching thru streets of Rome. The Anti-War protest was scheduled to coincide with President Bush's visit to Vatican with the Pope. It is being reported that Italian police have fired tear gas into the sometimes unruly crowd.

Bush Meets With Pope at Vatican
About 10,000 police have been deployed for the duration of the president's visit, but Bush saw no protesters as his motorcade rolled toward the Quirinale Palace where he began his day with a visit with Ciampi.

A few protestors tossed firecrackers at an Air Force building; others waved rainbow flags that said "No to War" and "Not in my name, Mr. Bush."

Many Italians are opposed to the war. Last year a million people marched in the streets of Rome to protest plans for the war. A recent poll for the newsweekly L'Espresso found that 54 percent of Italians thought U.S. troops should pull out of Iraq, while 39 percent thought they should stay

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additional link to follow with more protest coverage as soon as it is available

[Edited on 6-4-2004 by worldwatcher]

posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 10:34 AM

10,000 police deployed,
"hundreds" of protesters

posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 11:34 AM
Haven't seen one spec of coverage on CNN and been watching all day.

Interesting, so FOX shows the rowdies, but CNN doesn't.

Kind of backwards isn't it? Guess CNN didn't find it newsworthy.

posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 11:41 AM
I've also noticed that FOX has stopped showing images of the protest and haven't included included it in their hourly news update/brief whatever that thing is called that they do.

posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 11:42 AM
Good on them. Good luck also, the Italian police are less than friendly.

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