Monday, March 12, 2007

Anti-Bush rallies held in Uruguay

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More than 6,000 people took to the streets Friday in a march against the visit of American President George W. Bush, which turned violent as demonstrators smashed the windows of a Mcdonald's Restaurant.

The Labor Union Federation Pit-CNT and other groups organized the march, in Uruguay, Bush's second stop on a five-country tour.

Marchers waved posters with bush's image, his mouth stained with blood, and the word "Killer" and "Yes to Mercosur, No to Imperialism," before some used stones and branches to smash the Mcdonald's windows.

Mercosur is the regional common market of South America to which Uruguay belongs. The restaurant that was attacked is just blocks from the hotel Bush where will be lodged in Montevideo.

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