3/11/2005

Dissent

From the Prague Post:
http://www.praguepost.com/P03/2005/Art/0310/news5.php
Two Czechs accused of burning American flags during U.S. President George Bush's speech in Bratislava have been banned from Slovakia for 10 years. The pair allegedly lit the flags during Bush's 20-minute speech on Hviezdoslav Square, a rectangle of cobblestone lined by restaurants, four-star hotels and embassies, packed that day with thousands of spectators. Hundreds of Slovak police, some in riot gear, hundreds of journalists and American officials in overcoats also stood on the square.

And from WAVE, a Louisville, KY, TV Station:
http://www.wave3.com/global/story.asp?s=3059408&ClientType=Printable
President Bush promoted his overhaul of Social Security to a mostly friendly audience on Thursday while protesters a few blocks away railed against the central part of his plan -- allowing workers to create private investment accounts. Bush focused on the long-term solvency of the Depression-era retirement system while speaking to a town hall-style gathering at The protest began a couple hours before Bush stopped in Louisville as part of a cross-country blitz to his top domestic priority.
"If you're going to spend 60 days traveling the country, fix something that's broke, not something that's worked perfect for 70 years," said Dan Borsch, 28, of Louisville, who was among the protesters.
The president was interrupted four times by people yelling protests of his Social Security plans. Outside the arena, protesters shouted "No more lies, don't privatize!" and some held signs that read "Hands off my Social Security."

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