Demanding Bush’s “Arrest” Over War Crimes with Indictment
October 21, 2011 - Ottawa: Hundreds of protestors have asked the Canadian authorities to arrest former US President George W Bush for war crimes after he reached a Surrey hotel on Thursday.
Bush and his predecessor Bill Clinton were among the keynote speakers attending the annual Surrey Regional Economic Summit at the Sheraton Guildford Hotel. Human-rights groups, including Amnesty International were demanding the arrest of Bush.
Gail Davidson of the Lawyers against the War expressed outrage over the federal government for ignoring its responsibility in not arresting Bush.
“We all know Bush is a war criminal. We all know he’s responsible for the use of torture around the world,” The Globe and Mail quoted her, as saying. read more>>>
SURREY, B.C. — A raucous group of protesters gathered outside a Surrey, B.C. hotel Thursday, hoisting colourful cardboard placards, shouting into megaphones and looking and sounding much like the masses who have converged for Occupy rallies in cities across Canada.
But unlike their counterparts, this group had a single, united objective -- to secure the arrest of George W. Bush.
"This is a specific way justice can be served," said Allison Jones, who travelled to the Vancouver suburb to show her disapproval of the former U.S. president and the policies he passed while commander-in-chief.
Bush and his fellow former president, Bill Clinton, drew two distinct crowds to their lunch-hour speaking engagement.
'Do your job and enforce the law,' protesters tell police, who refuse to take Bush into custody for alleged war crimes October 21, 2011 - A group of nearly 200 human rights activists, Occupy Vancouver members and 9/11 conspiracy theorists screamed abuse at police outside a Surrey hotel Thursday for not arresting former U.S. President George W. Bush for alleged war crimes.
"Do your job and enforce the law," shouted the demonstrators at the police, while Bush and former U.S. president Bill Clinton were inside the Guildford Sheraton Hotel speaking to about 500 people who had paid $599 each to attend the fourth annual Surrey Economic Summit.
The protest, which was smaller and less rowdy than a recent demonstration in Vancouver outside a speech by former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney, took over a major intersection - 152nd Street and 104th Avenue - for about 30 minutes, snarling traffic.
Surrey RCMP Cpl. Drew Grainger said afterwards that there were no arrests or violent incidents. "It went very smoothly, very much according to plan."
Grainger said the RCMP had no "lawful authority" to arrest Bush, adding that such decisions could only be made by the Canadian government. read more>>>
The move is part of a global Guantánamo protest effort to ground the man who set up the prison camps in 2002.
Oct. 21 2011 - International human rights lawyers in Canada greeted George W. Bush’s arrival at an economics summit Thursday by asking a Canadian court to consider a torture complaint by four Guantánamo captives, three of them free and one still held at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba.
The move is part of a global Guantánamo protest effort to ground the man who set up the prison camps in 2002. In February, the former president cancelled a plan to speak at a United Israel Appeal gala fundraiser in Geneva ahead of a similar torture complaint.
But Thursday the former president made his latest visit to Canada, apparently unconcerned by a sign-waving protest. He joined fellow former President Bill Clinton at a $599-a-head lunch at the Surrey Regional Economic Summit in suburban Vancouver.
Matt Eisenbrandt, of the Canadian Centre for International Justice, filed the four-count complaint that included a proposed 69-page draft indictment on Thursday morning. He got a Jan. 9 hearing date at the British Columbia Provincial Court in Surrey. read more>>>