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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Angry Protesters Burn Obama's Picture In South Africa, Call Him A Killer (Video)

By Susan Duclos

While much of the reporting about Barack Obama's trip to South Africa, is focusing on Obama's pledge of $7 billion to help combat frequent power blackouts in sub-Saharan Africa, much of the reporting downplays or completely ignores the anti-Obama protests raging throughout the country.

In the video below it describes those protests with protesters burning pictures of Obama and calling him a killer.

[WATCH]- The protest against visiting US President Barack Obama turns violent in South Africa, with police firing at demonstrators.

Foreign coverage of the Anti-Obama protests in Pretoria

Key quote from another report of the protests- "I feel my rights are being infringed," said 24-year-old Bilaal Qibr, who was at the protest. "We can't protest anymore. Personally, I feel like this is an extension of the U.S."

Photo credit- New York Times