Political Protest

Foreign leaders often encounter protests when they travel abroad. At the start of a South American tour to drum up trade in November 2009, then-Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was greeted by mass protests in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, denouncing his human rights record. More recently, US President Donald Trump’s trips to the UK and Europe were explicitly designed to avoid encountering the large-scale protests against him.

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