Thursday, October 22, 2009

Demonstrators Greet Former President George Bush In Montreal

Protesters burn an effigy of George W. Bush on René Lévesque Blvd. in front of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal Thursday, October 22, 2009, during visit and luncheon speech by the former U.S. president. Photograph by: John Mahoney, THE GAZETTE

Montreal Police Arrest Five Protesters At Downtown Anti-Bush Demonstration -- Montreal Gazette

MONTREAL- Five protesters were arrested Thursday afternoon for mischief and disturbing the peace after about 300 demonstrators began throwing shoes at the entrance of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel around ahead of a speech by former U.S President George W. Bush during a luncheon at the hotel.

The demonstraors included university students, political activitists such as the Raging Grannies, and various left-wing supporters.

They were blowing whistles and chanting in an effort to drown out his speech.

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More News On President Bush's Speech in Montreal

5 arrested at anti-Bush protest in Montreal -- CBC
Bush speaks at Lennon's bed-in site despite protestors -- CTV
Bush's effigy burned outside Montreal hotel -- Winnipeg Sun

My Comment: I attended the luncheon with a fiend of mine. Had good seats, and was impressed with how relaxed the ex-President looked. Was there anything news worthy .... no. But I am still glad that I showed up.

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