Sunday, May 22, 2011

Obama visits UK under tight security

Source: Press TV

US President Barack Obama's three-day visit to the UK amid the large number of anti-war protestors is to be under the heaviest security measures ever seen.

Obama and his wife Michelle are to arrive in London on Tuesday. They will be Queen's guest and stay at the Buckingham Palace.

His state visit comes as he is waging three wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.

There are to be anti-war protests on May 24, when the US president is to meet Queen Elizabeth for the full ceremonial welcome and banquet. Stop the War, CND, Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Justice for Bahrain called for the protests.

“In just two years, the Nobel Peace Prize winner has attacked six countries -- two more than George W. Bush. He is spending more on the US military than any president in history,” Stop the War said.

There is to be a very tight security during Obama's public events in the village of Moneygall, Co Offaly, the Republic of Ireland, and in Dublin city center.

In his three-day visit to Britain before heading to G8 summit in France, Obama will meet UK Prime Minister David Cameron to address both Houses of Parliament.

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