- Title: USA: WORLD LEADERS START ARRIVING FOR G8 SUMMIT IN GEORGIA
- Date: 8th June 2004
- Summary: (EU) BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES (JUNE 8, 2004) (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. LV PLANE CARRYING CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER PAUL MARTIN AND HIS WIFE ON TARMAC AT HUNTER AIR FIELD 0.09 2. SLV/LV MARTIN AND WIFE DESCENDING STEPS FROM PLANE/CEREMONY ON TARMAC (2 SHOTS) 0.50 3. SV/CU PEOPLE LAYING FLOWERS NEAR FAUX HEADSTONE/CARDBOARD HEADSTONE WITH "IN MEMORY OF VICTIMS OF THE U.S. EMPIRE" WRITTEN ON IT (2 SHOTS) 1.04 4. SLV/SV OF DEMONSTRATORS HOLDING SIGNS AND BANNERS MARCHING AND CHANTING "HEY BUSH, WE KNOW YOU. YOUR DADDY WAS A KILLER TOO"/DEMONSTRATORS WITH BANDANNAS AROUND NECK AND ARMS LINKED MARCHING (2 SHOTS) 1.29 5. MCU (English) DEMONSTRATOR SAYING: "we want to send a message tot he g-8 that we want a different course for our future, for our children and our children's children. We want a real democracy, real human rights, real environmental sustainability and peace. Today's message is primarily focused on iraq. We want to make sure that the all the troops, particularly the U.S. troops pull out of iraq right now and end the occupation." 1.53 6. SV DEMONSTRATOR CARRYING SIGN WHICH READING "PEACE OVER PROFIT" AND CHANTING "BUSH, CHENEY DINOSAUR - WE DON'T WANT YOUR OIL WAR" 1.58 7. SLV ANTI-G-8 BANNER BEING CARRIED BY DEMONSTATORS 2.03 (EU) BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES (JUNE 8, 2004) (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 8. SLV JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER JUNICHIRO KOIZUMI ARRIVING AT AIRPORT, GREETED BY OFFICIALS 2.33 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
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- Story Text: World leaders start arriving for G8 summit in
Georgia as hundreds march in protest at U.S. involvement in
World leaders started arriving on Tuesday (June 8)
for a summit by the Group of Eight industrial nations in
Sea Island, Georgia, as protesters took to the streets.
Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin and Japanese Prime
Minister Junichiro Koizumi arrived on Tuesday.
Demonstrators carried anti-war signs and chanted "Bush,
Cheney dinosaur - we don't want your oil war" as they
marched through the streets of Brunswick at the official
start of the G-8 Summit in nearby Sea Island.
The Group of Eight summit, hosted by U.S. President
George W. Bush behind moat-like security on Sea Island off
the Georgia coast, is likely to be dominated by the future
of Iraq and a U.S. push to promote democratic and economic
reforms in the Middle East.
Hundreds marched through the streets of Brunswick to
protest the U.S. war in Iraq.
"We want to make sure that the all the troops,
particularly the U.S. troops pull out of Iraq right now and
end the occupation." a demonstrator said.
Demonstrators laid flowers before a mock headstone
which read "In memory of victims of the U.S. Empire."
The saturation deployment of security forces around
Sea Island and the town of Savannah 80 miles (120 km) away
where most media are based appeared to have deterred
protesters who have in the past seized on such events to
push their causes.
In the only legally approved demonstration in Savannah,
about 200 people ranging from civil rights activists to
young anarchists with masks and anti-abortion campaigners marched to
nounce the war in Iraq, the U.S. Patriot Act
on domestic security and G8 policies which they said
benefited the rich and hurt the poor.
Although many of the G8 leaders will not arrive in Sea
Island until later on Tuesday, their aides have been
hammering out the language of several initiatives. The
United States and its main ally in the Iraq war, Britain,
are optimistic that the United Nations will give its
imprimatur later on Tuesday to plans for Iraq to regain
sovereignty over its affairs following the ouster of Saddam
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