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Americans in Rome were SHOCKED by Street Protest Against Bush
 


15 June 2007 at 6:23:35 AM
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but the real question is, why DON'T we see this type of street protest in this country? It's how the rest of the world (except maybe Albania) views us.

For the Cooper family, from Knoxville, Tennessee, visiting Rome was supposed to be the highlight to their two-week vacation in Europe.

Instead, they arrived on Saturday to find some of the Eternal City's most famous streets and piazzas packed with tens of thousands of anti-war demonstrators protesting against a visit by President George W. Bush on his way home from a G8 summit.

"We come from a place where you just don't see this kind of street protest," said John Cooper, watching with his wife and two teenage children as demonstrators passed nearby waving communist flags, chanting "Yankee Go Home" and brandishing banners that compared Mr Bush to Hitler.

As Mr Cooper spoke, a skirmish erupted between protesters and riot police, sending the family fleeing for safety down a side street. The violence flared for the next two hours, finally quelled by thousands of baton-wielding police and several bursts of tear gas.


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