Monday, March 24, 2008

Protesting China: Doused in Red at Site of Ancient Olympic Games

The brief disruption [by Reporters Without Borders] occurred as Liu Qi, president of the Beijing Organizing Committee, was addressing thousands of spectators and dignitaries at the site of the ancient Olympic Games. It was broadcast live by Greek television, but China state television cut away to a prerecorded scene.

The Athens chapter of the rights group Reporters Without Borders said three of its members had staged the protest.

Moments after the disruption, a Tibetan woman doused herself in red paint and lay in the road in front of a torch runner while police officers arrested two other Tibetan protesters planning a peaceful demonstration about a mile from the old sanctuary.

1 comment:

Odin! said...

I am going to protest the torch as it passes through San Francisco wearing this shirt: http://www.cafepress.com/odinstrike