Massive protests against Bush’s visit to Brazil

Brazilian social movements were planning massive demonstrations against a visit to their country by U.S. President George W. Bush .

Bush begins his official, 24-hour visit tonight, and since early in the morning, Brazilians have taken to the streets of the nation’s 27 states to shout “Bush out!

The protests actually began earlier in the week, and have become stronger every day, which is why nobody is questioning how large they will be on Thursday.

On Wednesday, an effigy dressed like Bush was burned in front of Congress in Brasilia, and parliamentary deputies participated together with members of social and political organizations in that act of protest.

Luciano Genro, a deputy for the Socialism and Freedom Party (PSOL), introduced a motion into the Foreign Relations Commission to declare Bush “persona non grata,” but the motion did not pass.

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Horaayy..there are 30 comment(s) for me so far ;)

# 1 - Leandro Guimarães Faria Corcete DUTRA - 11/03/2007 - 2:38 am

The protests were violent, but not maßive. Brazil has about 180M people, the city of São Paulo (where Bush was) 17M (10M in the central county). The protests had, at most, 6K people. The violence was due to a few protestors who wanted to paralise a part of the city by invading the other side of the avenue of which they had been alotted a half.

Near the hotel where Bush was there were at most 200 people. I know for I work at a neighbouring building.

# 2 - alec - 11/03/2007 - 3:13 am

Great pictures! It’s nice to see Bush treated like the leper he is.

# 3 - Douglas - 11/03/2007 - 5:18 am

At least Bush isn’t like the God damned pope , who gets off the plane and kisses the ground. ( Saying ,litterally,he has the right to own the place). NO HOPE IN THE POPE!!!

# 4 - Viva Brazil - 11/03/2007 - 5:33 am

Congratulations Brazil, for doing what Americans failed to do – protest and show how much you really hate his Administration.

# 5 - Anonymous - 11/03/2007 - 5:39 am

bush is not welcome anywhere on this planet other than the white house. buck fush.

# 6 - Anonymous - 11/03/2007 - 5:58 am

People really get bent out of shape these days don’t they?

# 7 - Anonymous - 11/03/2007 - 5:59 am

People really get bent out of shape don’t they?

# 8 - Anonymous - 11/03/2007 - 6:52 am


# 9 - Anonymous - 11/03/2007 - 7:22 am

HAHAHAHA!!! Fuck Bush.

# 10 - Anonymous - 11/03/2007 - 7:42 am

What’s fora?

# 11 - Anonymous - 11/03/2007 - 8:11 am

This is amazing. The photographs really affected me. Very powerful.

# 12 - Anonymous - 11/03/2007 - 8:53 am

lets hope the grass roots impeachment goes forward!!!!

# 13 - Anonymous - 11/03/2007 - 8:59 am

i agree with the protest….we need to get some balls and do some of this

# 14 - Nathan - 11/03/2007 - 9:53 am

Nice to see people can remain civil about the important issues of today.

# 15 - GavinZac - 11/03/2007 - 12:39 pm

how does one remain civil when faced with a corrupt war criminal who has been “civil” enough to kill thousands of -civilians-.

# 16 - mrhurtalot - 11/03/2007 - 2:47 pm

im sorry, but how do you compare bush to hitler?

# 17 - Anonymous - 11/03/2007 - 2:59 pm

Sorry Clinton, I guess a blow job really wasnt all that bad!

# 18 - dishneggo - 11/03/2007 - 3:10 pm

Hi all,
i am from Brazil and this is crazy!! Why is Bush in Brazil right now? Because we have ETHANOL! US cannot produce ETHANOL without Brazil! US needs Brazil! Corn’s ethanol isnt near as useful and powerful as sugar-cane.. That is why Bush is there!
Right now US has a surcharge of .54 cents-a-gallon on every ethanol gallon imported from Brazil! That is OUTRAGEOUS! We are paying over $2.65 a gallon here in South Florida, and if Bush would sign an agreement with Brazil to add 3-5% of ethanol in the gasoline sold in US, we would be paying close to $1.90 a gallon! In Brazil we have Flex Fuel cars, which means it can run on either ethanol or gasoline.. the price difference is $2.50/gallon for gas and $.75/gallon for ethanol! Please give us your thought on this!

# 19 - Andrew - 11/03/2007 - 3:29 pm

The whole world is waking up to the fact that 9/11 was an inside job now. You’re damn right they’re gonna be pissed.

# 20 - Anonymous - 11/03/2007 - 3:32 pm

Very powerfull pictures…
The president will soon be out of office anyway… EMYT assasination,bomb,jihad……….

# 21 - Anonymous - 11/03/2007 - 4:03 pm

Iäm with gavinzac on this one, how much of an idiot are you nathan?

# 22 - Anonymous - 11/03/2007 - 5:53 pm

Yep, protesting, rioting, causing millions in damage, and making yourself look like an idiot is really gonna stop the war in Iraq, impeach bus, lower gas prices, and unite the world, all in the same day. Get over it.

# 23 - Anonymous - 11/03/2007 - 8:29 pm

Luv the nude girls protesting.. nothing says i hate bush then shaved Brazilian women.

# 24 - Savage Al - 11/03/2007 - 9:18 pm

Is it me or is it wierd to have sort of a juxtaposition of softcore with violence? Must be a culture thing.

The two biggest reasons that this is not happening in the States:

A We the Slaves are working too hard trying to pay last years gasoline extortion bills off of our credit cards, to find time to protest.

B Fear of the same regime that lied us into this war (again)–and plans for others–induces an irrational desire to play video games and/or to keep up with tabloid careers. Am I wrong?

Before they throw out the next sacrificial lamb–or start another war– lets stop wasting time and get on with the necessary impeachment.


# 25 - Anonymous - 12/03/2007 - 2:50 am

Fora means out, or get out!
as a 30 years old brazilian, midle class journalist i can tell you that most of us deeply admire EUA and the american people.
Please, don’t get us wrong.
we are sad that this great people are runned by sush a christian fundamentalist dumb.
please, vote this time and help to get this man out of our time future. You know how powerfull eua is, and how desperate we are to you to get a good president.

# 26 - In a nutsack… - 12/03/2007 - 4:35 pm

You people are crazy…maybe President Bush isn’t the best president in America’s history, but he’s still the leader of the free world.

I, for the life of me, just don’t understand all this hate that the United States receives…especially in this situation.

Let’s see how the rest of the world likes in when America withdraws all its resources, all its soldiers, all its power from these nations that need us. They won’t know they need us until we’re gone. It’s sad how my country gets treated nowadays, and you all should be ashamed of yourselves.

# 27 - Anonymous - 13/03/2007 - 2:08 pm

your country has ruined every country it has walked into you stupid s**t…. your just to ignorant to realise it u stupid redneck…. go f**k your sister….

# 28 - Anonymous - 14/03/2007 - 6:01 am

Hey “In a nutsack” the reason why you don’t “understand” all that hate is because you, U.S. people can’t see further than your nose.
By the way, if your country withraws all your “resources”, other countries will do the same. FYI, your country can’t produce enough energy to survive and, guess who’ll loose if that happens. Think about it (if you really can do such thing).

# 29 - Anonymous - 17/03/2007 - 6:01 am

good lord! people in this world need some empathy. stop hating each other so much!

# 30 - lon987 - 13/04/2007 - 3:54 pm

For a means out, or get out!
as a 30 years old Brazilian, middle class journalist i can tell you that most of us deeply admire EUA and the American people.
Please, don’t get us wrong.
we are sad that this great people are run by such a Christian fundamentalist dumb.
please, vote this time and help to get this man out of our time future. You know how powerful eua is, and how desperate we are to you to get a good president.

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