The Buzz: G8 in Genoa

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If you didn’t catch Friday’s edition of Your World with Neil Cavuto, here’s what you missed:

As clashes between protesters and the police turned deadly in the streets of Genoa, Italy, the leaders of the seven wealthiest countries in the world and Russia gathered to discuss the state of the global economy.

On the first day of the top-level talks, the leaders of the U.S., U.K., Japan, Germany, Italy, France, Canada and Russia discussed how to prevent the world’s economy from sliding into a global recession. But on the streets outside, violence erupted when demonstrators attempted to penetrate a six-mile-long security fence, or "red zone," erected to protect summit participants.

Do the protests signal a rising tide of anti-American sentiment? And could U.S. relations with Europe suffer as a result?

In a rare interview, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld addressed the issue.

"There have been demonstrations around the world from time to time and there's nothing new in that pattern," Rumsfeld said.

And concerning the health of U.S. relations with Europe, Rumsfeld concluded that overall, "the relationships are excellent."

Here’s what you had to say about the issue:

I am sick and tired of these 'peaceful' demonstrations. There may be a handful of people there, who legitimately have a concern about globalization. The rest of them are like the so-called "Anarchists" who are nothing but vandals looking for any excuse to riot and destroy someone elses property...
Patricia V.

These are not protesters. Lets call a spade a spade, they are terrorists and should be dealt with as such.
Bob S.

With modern technology why not have video conferences - no violence; minimum cost to all participants.

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