Tell me again why Bush loves Mexico so much???
Mexicans tell Bush "Go to hell"
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 06:21:03
Mexican police responded with tear gas, pepper spray, and baton charges, throwing back rocks and clubbing demonstrators down. Several protesters were arrested or injured, one with blood pouring from his head.
The demonstrators burned U.S. flags and waved banners with slogans against the U.S. president such as, "Bush you are not welcome in Mexico. Go to Hell."
The vast majority of Mexicans oppose the war in Iraq and many also blame Bush for tough anti-immigration policies.
"We are in disagreement with the war policy," of Bush, said craftswoman Guadalupe Fernandez, 64, who was marching but not involved in the violence.
A group of about 30 masked protesters clad in black led the attack on the thick lines of riot police defending the U.S. Embassy.
When police fired tear gas and charged, the protesters scattered in all directions.
Lorenzo Fernandez, the commanding officer at the scene, said the police were only defending themselves.
"These are people who don't know how to demonstrate pacifically," Fernandez said.
In Merida, a southeastern city where Bush is meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, about 100 protesters marched to his hotel for the second night in a row carrying Mexican flags and calling the U.S. president a "murderer."
Bush was having dinner with Calderon away from his hotel.