Activists Try to Nab Bush’s Nuke Briefcase

Dutch police arrested six activists on Sunday who said they wanted to enter President Bush’s Netherlands hotel and look for the suitcase which allows him to activate nuclear weapons.

“We heard Bush carries a nuclear suitcase and can push the red button at any time to set off atomic weapons. We find this extremely shocking,” said Leo de Groot, a spokesman for the activist group.

The activists, carrying binoculars and wearing signs that identified them as “citizen’s inspectors,” mimicking the International Atomic Energy Agency’s weapons inspectors, were caught by Dutch soldiers as they approached Bush’s hotel.

In a separate incident, an amateur photographer seriously hurt himself on Saturday by falling onto a spiked fence as he tried to photograph the tight security arrangements around the hotel, police said.

Hundreds of Dutch protesters rallied on Saturday in Amsterdam and Maastricht to protest against Bush who visited a U.S. military cemetery in the southern Netherlands on Sunday to pay tribute to the Americans who died in World War II.

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