posted on Nov, 11 2003 @ 11:09 AM
Boy, oh Boy. Dubya Bush has got to be the most hated man alive, for all of the unprecedented needs for security. That in itself is very telling.
Scotland Yard Fury
Over Bush Visit
By Patrick Sawer
Evening Standard - UK
White House security demands covering President George Bush's controversial state visit to Britain have provoked a serious row with Scotland Yard.
American officials want a virtual three-day shutdown of central London in a bid to foil disruption of the visit by anti-war protestors. They are
demanding that police ban all marches and seal off the city centre.
But senior Yard officers say the powers requested by US security chiefs would be unprecedented on British soil. While the Met wants to prevent
violence, it is sensitive to accusations of trying to curtail legitimate protest.
Met officers came in for heavy criticism when banners were torn down and demonstrators prevented from coming within sight of Chinese President Jiang
Zemin during his visit in 1999.
But with tens of thousands of protestors from around the UK set to join blockades and marches during the Bush trip, US officials are reportedly
insisting on an "exclusion zone".
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