Media Blackout: Protesters Firebomb US Consulate in Brazil Ahead of Obama Trip

Jim Hoft

Verum Serum asks: “Why is the media not reporting this?”

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Weasel Zippers: Molotov Cocktails, Rubber Bullets to Greet Obama in Brazil. Update: More Protest Photos

Earlier this afternoon Weasel Zippers posted: Obama Forced to Cancel Speech in Historic Rio Plaza

(Breitbart) — President Barack Obama has cancelled a public speech he was scheduled to deliver Sunday in a Rio square during his upcoming visit to Brazil, the US embassy in Brasilia said.

The speech in the historic plaza known as Cinelandia, in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, “is cancelled,” an embassy spokeswoman told AFP.

Obama instead will deliver remarks at Rio’s Municipal Theatre, the official said, without specifying whether it would be open to the public or exclusively for invited guests.

No explanation for the change of venue was given by the embassy. Brazilian authorities have laid out a heavy security presence for Obama’s two-day visit to South America’s largest nation, and police in Rio had closed numerous streets from midnight Thursday in preparation.

On Thursday, members of an advance US security team were seen inspecting the surroundings of Cinelandia, where anti-US banners could be seen hanging from a road-side fence.

Some social and union groups have declared Obama a “persona non grata” and called for a protest, accusing him of a “bellicose policy of occupation” in foreign countries, and of attacking people “in the name of the war on terror.”

Other Rio headlines from Weasel Zippers:
Obama’s Rio Trip — No Treaties, No Summits, No Diplomatic Breakthroughs

White House: Hugo Chavez Can no Longer Stoke Anti-U.S. Feelings Because Obama Is “Hugely Popular” in Latin America…

Obama and Worst Family Flying Down to Rio

Though visiting virtually every Marxist country in South America, Obama has not and will not visit U.S. ally, Colombia.

More photos here.

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