Olympic protests in Paris

Protests against the torch relay ahead of the Beijing Olympics have spread to France’s capital, Paris. Four people were arrested, including two who were taking part in demonstrations critical of Chinese rule in Tibet.

Officials twice extinguished the torch and put it on a bus for safety reasons. Earlier, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge, expressed concern over unrest in Tibet and the torch protests. The French protests come after 37 people were arrested during pro-Tibet protests which disrupted Sunday’s relay in London.

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