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jason gregory
12:10 14th July 2008

Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha has called for US president George W Bush to be tried as a war criminal.

De la Rocha's comments came during the band's headlining set at the T in the Park Festival in Scotland last weekend.

Addressing the crowd, he said: "They said we had said George Bush should be assassinated. We did not say that. We said he should be tried for being a war criminal."

De La Rocha added that the US government was now afraid of the people who had elected them.

"If in protest to their war you burn down the American's up to us, generation after generation to beat the system which perpetuates war. Wake up,” he said.

Rage Against The Machine's performance at the festival was their first UK appearance in eight years.

For Gigwise's full coverage of T in the Park click the following links.

T in the Park - Day One
T in the Park - Day Two
T in the Park - Day Three

Meanwhile, you can see highlights from Rage Against The Machine's set below...