Saturday, March 19, 2011

Violent Anti-Obama Protests in Brazil

Brazilians protest against Obama's involvement in Libya.




Brazilians protesting the imminent visit of President Barack Obama struck the U.S. consulate in Rio de Janeiro with a Molotov cocktail Friday, prompting police to respond with rubber bullets, according to local news accounts.

The U.S. Consulate in Rio said one security guard was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries after the brief demonstration. A radio reporter was hit by the rubber bullets, Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported.

The crowd was protesting U.S. participation in enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya, local reports said. While the demonstration outside the U.S. consulate didn't last long, some reports said protests in other parts of the city lasted longer. (See photos here.)

The president, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha are set to depart Washington Friday night and spend most of Saturday in Brasilia before flying to Rio Saturday night

4 Comments:

At March 19, 2011 at 8:48 AM , Anonymous Steve Bussey said...

Gee, I thought Obama was going to restore America's reputation in the world! What gives?

 
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