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Anti-Bush Bumper Sticker Brings Secret Service Visit

Anti-Bush Bumper Sticker Brings Secret Service Visit

Posted - Sep. 1, 2004 at 11:45 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Salt Lake County man toting an anti-Bush bumper sticker on his car says his freedom of speech was violated when secret service agents paid him a visit.

Nineteen-year-old Derek Kjar (KARE) says agents showed up at his work and questioned him about whether he had terrorist ties after neighbors alerted them to the sticker.

The sticker features a black-and-white likeness of President Bush with a crown on his head. Under the image are the words "KING GEORGE -- OFF WITH HIS HEAD."

The Salt Lake City office of the Secret Service would not confirm they visited Kjar, but say they investigate all threats against the president.

Kjar says the agents left after he handed over the sticker.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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