DEMONSTRATRATION AGAINST BUSH VISIT TO TANZANIA

Thousands of Muslims held a demonstration in Dar Eas Salaam and burned U.S.

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Thousands of Muslims held a demonstration in Dar Eas Salaam and burned U.S. flags in protest against a visit of President George W. Bush. The Muslims chanted slogans such as “Bush is an oil thief” and “evil is not a foreign policy”. The demonstrators including men, women and children tried to march from the city’s centre to the U.S. embassy on its northern outskirts but were diverted to open ground by the police. They tore down U.S. flags erected for Bush’s visit and burned them. The police did not intervene and there was no violence. The protesters chanted: “Who is a terrorist? Bush.” The angry demonstrators expressed remorse that the Tanzanian government has agreed to host an oppressive leader like Bush who is a notorious global war monger. Tanzania Muslims are also angered by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, by U.S. backing of an Ethiopian invasion of Somalia to help defeat.