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Canadian protesters greet Bush with song ‘praising’ his unending wars

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, October 20, 2011 20:16 EDT
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Protesters outside the fourth annual Surrey Regional Economic Summit in Canada on Thursday mockingly praised former President George W. Bush’s “unending war on drugs and terror and the poor” with a hymn.

He was invited to speak at the summit by Mayor Dianne Watts.

The demonstration came after Amnesty International urged Canadian authorities to arrest Bush for his role in the torture of detainees.

“Canada is required by its international obligations to arrest and prosecute former President Bush given his responsibility for crimes under international law including torture,” said Susan Lee, Americas Director at Amnesty International.

The group submitted a memorandum to the Canadian authorities outlining Bush’s legal responsibility for a series of human rights violations.

The violations took place during the CIA’s secret detention programme between 2002 and 2009 – and include torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading-treatment and enforced disappearances.

Watch video, courtesy of The Straight, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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