PressTV: People in Rome protest against Obama visit to Italy

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People hold a banner reading "Barack Obama, Chief of the Permanent War" as they protest against the visit of US President Barack Obama near the US Embassy in Rome on March 27, 2014.People hold a banner reading “Barack Obama, Chief of the Permanent War” as they protest against the visit of US President Barack Obama near the US Embassy in Rome on March 27, 2014.

Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:37AM GMT

Italians have held a demonstration in the capital to express discontent with US President Barack Obama’s visit to their country.

The demonstrators gathered outside the US Embassy in Rome on Thursday, chanting slogans against the US president.

The protesters criticized Washington for its military policies abroad, accused Obama of being a warmonger, and called on him to stop dividing the world.

On Thursday, Obama met Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to discuss a range of issues including the crisis in Ukraine.

Earlier in the day, Obama met with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano at the Quirinal Palace.

The US president is on a six-day tour to Europe, where he is seeking to…

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