Bush London Trip Sparks Clashes

Protesters battle cops; 25 busted
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2008 3:25 AM CDT
Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown says goodbye to President Bush and first lady Laura Bush, on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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(Newser) – Hundreds of anti-war demonstrators clashed with London police as they protested President Bush's visit yesterday, reports the BBC. Protesters chanted "George Bush, terrorist!" but were kept out of the president's earshot as he arrived at 10 Downing Street.

Bush met the queen at Windsor Castle, and later both the president and first lady dined with Britain's embattled Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife. The formal business of the visit—talks on the Middle East, fuel and food prices—takes place today.