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Indymedia Images: Bush Protests In London

SCOOP EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a snapshot of Indymedia coverage of the second day of protests in London against U.S. President George Bush's state visit to the United Kingdom. For a timeline of events see… Indymedia UK: First Full Day Of Bush Protests . The images below show some of protests which are part of a the build up to a big demonstration to be held tonight NZT, Thursday local time. All images and coverage comes from uk.indymedia.org where ongoing live coverage of events can be viewed.

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Wednesday Afternoon Pics Of Bush Visit Protests
kriptick, 19.11.2003 20:26

Pictures taken on way to Buckingham House and around it as the light was fading.


On the way to the palace but totally ringed in by cops


Noise protest outside the palace.

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Police Attack Protesters Outside Buckingham Palace
relay, 19.11.2003 16:56

Police have just moved in and attacked a peaceful protest outside buckingham palace.

4.40pm Wednesday, London - Buckingham Palace

Reports just coming in of a completely unprovoked police attack on protesters, targetting speakers using a small sound system outside Buckingham palace. A squad of police attacked a group of people around a small sound system playing anti-Bush music, violently pushing and punching people. Police have now surrounded the system and making people wit the system pack up and leave. Could hear lots of outraged shouting "What are you doing?! This is a peaceful protest!","This is censorship" and "shame on you" - and "calm down". No official reason given... police have threatened but have made no arrests - this is just like the notorious flag-stealing incident...


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Pics From Todays Alternative State Procession


Wednesday Morning Pics Of Bush Visit Protests
kriptick, 19.11.2003 15:17

Various pics of fluffy protests on Wednesday morning of war criminal Bush visit


Started with a critical mass


Maybe a security lapse?


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Li'll Pink Tank - Poem


19.11.2003 17:21

L'il pink tank o' love,
Sent from heaven above,
Give ol' Bushie a shove,
With my l'il pink tanky o' Love!

Cardboard cruiser with a kewl skull mask
For my luv mission it's up to the task
Gotta chicky-babe gunner with a chrome helmet on
When she starts pedalin' this beast is gone!

Got a handmade, tie-dyed hippie peace flag
The fuel it costs a "nickle" a bag,
The main barrel 's made of shippin' tubes
Blastin' 88mm shots of good vibes at uptight dudes
Got machine guns made of empty bog rolls
With happy paper flowers sticking out of the holes

Trucking down the road in my peaceful pink tank
Gonna scare the hate out of that Bushitler yank
Scare him all the way back to the US of A
And we will then have, forevermore, happy daze!

My li'l pink tanky brings mental pain
To them right wing fascist nazi brains!
You'll see my pink tanky again and again
Unless it gets caught in the pouring rain...

- Clutch

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