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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bush Opponents Rally Across Europe

VIENNA -- In Geneva, they read patriotic poetry. In Vienna, they drowned their sorrows and plotted their revenge. In London, they staged a candlelight protest outside the U.S. Embassy.

Across Europe, a continent none too friendly to George W. Bush, locals and U.S. expatriates united in their opposition to him marked his inauguration Thursday with some unabashed Bush-bashing -- complete with "Four Moron Years" buttons.

The Austria chapter of Democrats Abroad, which scrapped plans for a black-tie "un-augural ball" because of the tsunami in Southeast Asia, gathered at a traditional Vienna wine bar decorated with U.S. flags "to scheme, plot and plan the retaking of our country."

In Britain, anti-Bush demonstrators organized a candlelight protest outside the U.S. Embassy in central London, staged by the Stop the War Coalition, which staged mass rallies opposing the Iraq conflict in 2003.