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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[Edited on 6-4-2004 by worldwatcher]