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Mon May 15, 2017, 12:16 AM May 2017

U2 take aim at Trump in first concert of 'The Joshua Tree' tour in Vancouver [View all]

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U2 took on President Donald Trump during the opening night concert of The Joshua Tree 2017 tour at B.C. Place in Vancouver on Friday night.

“I’m so sick of it!” Bono shouted, during the first number, 'Sunday Bloody Sunday', from their 1983 album 'War.'

Later he urged the audience to “send a message from Canada to the U.S.A.,” and then led the crowd in a chorus of “power of the people; so much stronger than the people in power.”

The Globe and Mail reports that at one point during the show, clips are played from an episode of the 1950s black-and white TV western 'Trackdown' in which a con man named Trump comes to town to warn citizens to protect themselves from the end of the world by building a wall.

“You’re a liar, Trump,” the hero responds.

During the concert, Bono tells the crowd: “In a democracy, the government should fear the citizens, not the other way around.”

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