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Artist or CreatorChris Riddell
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Published byObserver
Date16 Nov 2003
FormatNewspaper
Embedded text or transcriptIraq
George W. Bush
Arrivals
Second term
Person DepictedBush; George Walker (1946-)
NotesNews: 'Shoot-to-kill' demand by US: Home Secretary David Blunkett has refused to grant diplomatic immunity to armed American special agents and snipers travelling to Britain as part of President Bush's entourage this week. In the case of the accidental shooting of a protester, the Americans in Bush's protection squad will face justice in a British court as would any other visitor, the Home Office has confirmed. The issue of immunity is one of a series of extraordinary US demands turned down by Ministers and Downing Street during preparations for the Bush visit. These included the closure of the Tube network, the use of US air force planes and helicopters and the shipping in of battlefield weaponry to use against rioters. In return, the British authorities agreed numerous concessions, including the creation of a 'sterile zone' around the President with a series of road closures in central London and a security cordon keeping the public away from his cavalcade....." Martin Bright: Home Affairs Editor: Observer News Pages, Pg. 1
SubjectsPresidents USA
Iraq War 2003
presidential elections
security men
state visits
Copyright contact detailsMary.Andrews@guardian.co.uk
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