XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX MON JUNE 18, 2001 11:51:07 ET XXXXX

MASS-MOONING 'LAUGHED OFF' AT WHITE HOUSE

This is the photo American news editors do not want citizens to see: more than 1,000 Europeans mooned the U.S. president during his overseas trip!

Anti-American protesters gathered outside of President Bush's hotel in Gothenburg, Sweden late last week for the mass-mooning.

One report from Europe captured the protest: "At precisely 4.08pm, amid smirks and bemused giggles from a row of watching policemen, a small brass band burst into sound and gave the signal for about 2,000 naked buttocks to be pointed in the direction of the SAS Radisson hotel.... 'I don't like his policies... this is one of the only ways we can show how we feel,' said a German as she pulled her khaki trousers down three times in as many minutes."

President Bush laughed off the incident, claim White House insiders, but at least one official traveling with the president had a furious reaction to the insulting act.

"Americans everywhere should take strong issue with this embarrassment," the official said from Washington.

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