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News, information and stories about the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games and the Olympics in general.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Torch Trouble

It looks as though there will be trouble as the Olympic torch is carried around the world, in the run up to the Beijing Olympics this August.

Anti China protesters evaded tight security and managed to disrupt yesterday's Olympic torch ceremony, this guarantees that the flame's procession through London in a fortnight's time will be disrupted.

Tenzin Dorjee, a Tibetan activist who was briefly detained during the protest, said:

"Later we will do protests in London and Paris."

Scotland Yard will allocate 2,000 officers and staff, including river, airborne and mounted police, to protect the Olympic flame's journey from Wembley Stadium to Greenwich on April 6.

Human rights activists, supporters of an independent Tibet and critics of China's support for Darfur and Burma are preparing demonstrations along the 31 mile route.

Are the Olympics really worth all this trouble?

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