Olympics in the Free & Open Rights Society of China … What a Brilliant Idea this Was … Torch extinguished amid Paris protests
Since when are Olympic ideals a lack or better yet a representation of no human rights? I guess the question today is, what are the Olympic ideals?
When the 2008 Summer Olympics were given to China anyone who had a clue just sat back and scratched their collective heads. How could a country with such a terrible record of human rights be granted such a venue as the Olympics. What did they think was going to happen? Who could not have see these protests coming a mile away?
First the protests took place in London England.
The Olympic torch relay was hit by demonstrations by Tibet campaigners as it made its way through a snowy London today.
Police made 15 arrests during the morning as protesters tried to board the official bus, to jump in front of it, to put out the torch and to grab it off TV presenter Konnie Huq during her run.
What had been billed by the organizers as an occasion to celebrate Olympic sporting ideals turned instead into a daylong contest between China’s supporters and protesters.
PARIS (AP) — Security officials have twice extinguished the Olympic flame amid heavy protests during the torch relay in Paris.
Police in jogging gear put the flame out and brought it aboard a bus to move it away from protesters. The flame was being carried amid demonstrators carrying Tibetan flags when the relay was stopped. It is not immediately clear what police plan next, or when or where the relay will resume.
Oh Hillary, that will show ‘em. That’s it boycott the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. Its those kind of stupid and pathetic ideas and solutions to real problems that have allowed the world to look the other way while China refuses to have any sort of human right.
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That’s nice China, maybe you would like to condemn your despicable record with regards to human rights as well. How pathetically sad that China and their treatment of people has been legitimized by awarding them the Olympics. The protests would not impede the Olympic spirit? No, they probably won’t. However, you human rights record sure as hell might.
BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Tuesday condemned the disruption of the Olympic torch relay in London and Paris, vowing it would not impede the Olympic spirit.
Officials in Paris on Monday were forced to extinguish the Olympic flame and carry it by bus when anti-China protesters tried to seize it. During the British leg the day before, activists waving Tibetan flags and shouting “Shame on China” turned the event into an obstacle course.