Daily Archives: April 8, 2008

Trying to keep torch on track

Beijing has said no force can stop the world relay of the Olympic flame as it faces new protests on the Californian leg of its journey.

Seven Pro-Tibet demonstrators were arrested in San Francisco after tying anti-Chinese banners to the cables of the Golden Gate Bridge. The flame is due to arrive in the city on Tuesday following a troubled relay through Paris and London.

The torch was put out three times in Paris because of pro-Tibetan protests. But the flame itself was kept alight in a safety lantern. The flame was lit in Olympia, Greece, on 24 March and is being relayed through 20 countries before being carried into the opening ceremony at the Beijing Games on 8 August.

Demonstrators are protesting at China’s security crackdown in Tibet after recent unrest against Chinese rule. Tibetan exile groups say Chinese security forces killed dozens of protesters. Beijing says about 19 people were killed in rioting.

Keep the torch on track? Which torch? The one that talks about human rights or the one that tortures?

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