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"Bush go home" message at Tate Modern

Anti-war protesters spelled out their message to the US President on Tuesday night at Tate Modern - "Bush go home". Around 80 people layed down in the Turbine Hall to form the three words - their message reflected on the mirrored ceiling above.

The direct statement was made shortly before George Bush and his wife Laura were due to land in Britain for a state visit.

The protesters took advantage of the Weather Project, by artist Olafur Eliasson, to voice their anger.

Spectators and participants clapped and cheered as the letters formed into the simple but blunt statement.

It did not take long for those round the edge of the demonstration to help form the final word, Now.

One of the organisers, John, told the Press Association: "It worked really well, this was designed to get a message across. I think it is a brilliant use of art for the people."

The group of friends who met for today's symbolic protest are all involved in the art world and were gathered to take action in just three days.

It is understood that Eliasson was among the spectators at the protest.

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