Politics

Striking Images Of Obama’s African Protesters

This happens to every president.

1. About 800 people showed up in Pretoria, South Africa, to protest an official visit from President Obama.

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2. The protests were organized by the South African Trade Unions.

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3. Many of the signs were critical of U.S. foreign policy.

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4. Some called the president a “slave master.”

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5. And some called him “the kitchen boy of the White House.”

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6. Others called Obama the “world’s top assassin.”

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7. Some protesters kicked images of the president.

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8. And burned American flags.

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9. They marched to the U.S. Embassy.

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10. Where they protested some more.

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11. But don’t worry, people protested when George W. Bush visited too.

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