Brazilian Mobs Scream: “GO HOME OBAMA”, Protests Turn ViolentBlame it on Rio?
Crowds set fire to police
Prior to the rubber hitting the tarmack in Rio de Janeiro, the Washington Post was telling us the multi-kulti Brazilians were “swooning” over the arrival of a black president to Instead, Brazilians are burning flags and getting gassed and clobbered by their police
The reality bite is so far not getting much American media coverage. Liberal media like Politico have mentioned it, but aren’t putting out the pictures of what has just happened:
A huge riot of at least 300 rampaged through the downtown, shouting “OBAMA GO HOME!” The crowd grew increasingly violent and eventually set fire to police with a molotov cocktail. The agitators are opposed to any U.S. or U.N. involvement in Libya.
Haven’t they heard about the outstretched hand?
The protests were so violent and disruptive, that Obama’s outdoor speech has been moved to an indoor venue for better security. Also, the president of the PT felte compelled to issue a statement to say the political party had not officially endorsed any of the anti-Obama protests.
Meanwhile, Barack and Michelle have found yet another commie dictator to chum. [Read all about new Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff’s Marxist connections at KeyWiki.] [Also here at UNCOVERAGE.net]
Here are more pictures of the violent protests from Folha.com.
Here are news stories from Brazil, which tell a much scarier story than the U.S. media apparently want you to know.
Jorno do Brasil:
Molotov Cocktail Thrown at U.S. Consulate in Rio
Group has made anti-American demonstration against Obama coming to Brazil
(translated by Google)AFP: Rio De Janeiro:
“The leftist movements of protest against the visit of President Barack Obama to Brazil ended in confrontation between demonstrators and police in Rio de Janeiro. The confusion began when the group moved to the U.S. consulate in Rio de Janeiro. In front of the building, they read a text and a protester threw a petrol bomb towards the entrance of the building. The bomb hit incediaria a member of the security of the consulate, who raced with his clothes on fire.
After the attack, the military police responded with tear gas and sound effects to disperse the crowd. Until the confusion started, the protesters were peacefully escorted by the PM, who led them into the middle lane Avenida Rio Branco.
Scheduled to start at 16h, the expression of anti-American movement against the president’s visit to Brazil will Barack Obama raised his tracks at 17:50. The reason for the delay was the disagreement between the movements of the slogans to be included in the demonstration. Some are against the Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi and others for, but all are opposed to U.S. intervention in Libya.
”Who will die in Libya is not the Gaddafi, but the workers in that country, which will become one under the control of the U.S.,” says the civil servant Gualberto Tinoco, coordinator of the Central Trade Union and Popular (CSP), which is also against sending peacekeeping troops to Haiti in Brazil, against the trade agreements between Brazil and the USA and against Obama’s visit.
Another protester, Wagner Vasconcelos, head of the Movement for the Wealth of Culture and Language in Brazil, was planning a violent protest if Obama from speaking to the public. “We would put on old shoes and when we came to Obama, would throw his shoes in it, all at the same time,” he said.”
Who has the shoes with the U.S. flag was brought by the protesters. After the spray-painted with “Go home”, in Portuguese, “Go home,” the protesters threw shoes at the flag, in allusion to the case of 2008, an Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at the then U.S. president George W. Bush.
The stalemate on the slogans was resolved before the following resolution: every one yells what you want. But then another question arose preventing the march. Major Fabio Alessandro, 13th Military Police Battalion (MP), brought the news that the PM would prevent walking the streets. The protesters, if they so wished, could follow the sidewalks only, without disrupting traffic.
Until 18h29, the outbreak remained stagnant in front of the Candelaria. The organizers have not decided whether to confront the police, or abide by the determination. While the new impasse continued, another decision was made and approved unanimously. At 17h of Monday, there will be a collective cleaning of the sidewalks of the neighborhood. “Let’s wash with chlorine and our hoop Cinelândia after the passage of the leader of the empire,” said Miguel Malheiros, coordination of the CSP.”
Police fired rubber bullets and used tear gas to break up a demonstration outside the US consulate in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, as US President Barack Obama prepares to visit the country.Looks like the Rio de Janeiro Mayor pulled a “Biden:”
Some 300 people had gathered at the site when Brazilian Military Police showed up and tried to break up the demonstration.
Police cracked down on the crowd after protesters hurled a molotov cocktail at the consulate door, the O Globo newspaper reported on its website.
“I was in the center of the protest when people began to run and I heard shots,” said AFP photographer Vanderlei Almeida. “I had to get out of there because it was hard to breathe.”
Almeida was struck by two rubber bullets — one hit him in the leg, and the other in his stomach.
Several protesters were detained, Almeida said.
Obama arrives in Brazil on an official Saturday and will meet President Dilma Rousseff in the capital Brasilia.
On Sunday, he is scheduled to deliver a speech in Rio’s Municipal Theater after cancelling a public speech in the city’s town square.
Brazilian authorities have laid out a heavy security presence for Obama’s two-day visit to South America’s largest nation, and police in Rio had closed numerous streets from midnight Thursday in preparation.”
“Rio Mayor makes irony with Osama bin Laden lookalike and causes discomfort” Jorno do BrasilIn Rio, before making the speech, Obama will visit Christ the Redeemer with his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7. The family also wants to go to the City of God, in the West. The community has inspired a book and a movie of the same name that contain the spread of organized crime in Rio. Apparently there is no City of Allah in Rio?
NEW YORK – The mayor of Rio, Eduardo Paes, caused a diplomatic embarrassment for the inauguration of the works of Transcarioca in the neighborhood of Camp in the north.
Noticing the presence of a lookalike of Osama bin Laden, the number one enemy of the United States, Pace called the man on stage and posed for photos beside her.
”I’ll take this guy to get Obama,” joked Paes, to laughter from the residents.
The U.S. Embassy and Itamaray remained silent on the subject.
Bin Laden led the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S., when airliners were sequestrados by terrorists and thrown over the towers of the World Trade Center in New York. Another plane reached the Pentagon and another crashed before reaching the target, thanks to the reaction of passengers. The attack is considered the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, killing thousands.”