The former president endured the wrath of angry anti-war protestors during a speech in Canada on Tuesday.
Wired PR News – Former President George W. Bush was met with angry protestors on Tuesday before giving his first post-presidential term speech. As reported by Reuters, an angry crowd of over 100 protestors chanted and threw shoes in response to their sentiment about the war in the Canadian city of Calgary.
One antiwar protestor is quoted by Reuters as stating of Bush, “He is a war criminal who fought an illegal war, and there are some who say he was never elected democratically, so there are some who say he should be arrested as soon as he comes here.”
As noted in the report, some protestors were taken away by authorities following brief scuffles. An estimated 1,500 other individuals waited during the commotion to get into the convention center for the invitation only, $315 per plate event. Bush reportedly remarked on his views of how the current president should handle trade and other matters during his speech, and also stated Obama had his full support.