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Mass Argentine Protest Planned for Bush’s Visit


Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 by the Financial Times
By Adam Thomson

Anti-US protesters are planning a mass demonstration against President George W. Bush’s visit to Argentina this week for the Summit of the Americas in the seaside resort of Mar del Plata.

Luis D’Elía, who heads one of the country’s so-called piquetero movements – leftwing groups of disaffected unemployed – said the protest would bring together up to 100,000 people and would include popular figures such as Diego Maradona, the former Argentine soccer star.

“The idea is to show the victims of imperialism,

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