Olympic Torch Flame Attack

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago

Raw footage of a Tibet protester attacking a torch relayer in Ladbroke Grove, London that took place this weekend.
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Male 317
what is all this about anti-Olympics? I would disqualify all nation that succeed in extinguishing the flame. And who the heck decided to let a dictator country host the events!
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Male 1,024
That the IOC gave the games to China is a tacit acceptance of their human rights record.

The truth is that China has the games because they are an emerging superpower, nothing more, human rights be damned.

I used to believe the Olympics represented an ideal. No longer.

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Male 810
Okay...

For the people who don`t know what the Tibet thing is about... Tibet had a very, very unique, spiritual culture back in the day, and then they were annexed by Red China. In 1959, the American CIA supplied information and supported politically a Tibetan uprising, which led to almost a million people unaccounted for, and 1.25 million Tibetan men dead... out of the 3, 4, 5 million people that accounted for the whole population. Since then, there`s been DOZENS, maybe HUNDREDS, of incidences where supporters of Tibet have been killed by torture, sent out of country to work as labor in China, or simply killed by the Chinese for shouting slogans in the streets.

Media is suppressed and censored in Tibet.. no reporters are allowed in or out, and being caught filming a riot or protest in Tibet will have you easily shot by the Chinese.

To add to it all, the culture of Tibet has been completely smothered by the millions of chinese immigrants.

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Male 186
You guys do know thats not just a randommer its Connie Huq, kids TV show presenter, does "Blue Peter" a famous British Kids Show. She was running with it and the guy attacked and tried to get the torch!
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Male 10,440
I have a couple of things to say on this.

1) I guess the flame has to go every previous Olympic site on its way to Beijing, otherwise I cant see it going through London. But London is hosting the 2012 games, which haven`t happened yet.

2) Looks like that Olympic committee has to team up and save the flame. They`d be so screwed if it went out, however I suspect that the runner is just for show and they have a backup flame nearby.

3) Screw Tibet, its not a country, its just a part of china. Leave the conquerors alone. Its not like you had relatives who were killed there.

4) Why do people care about Tibet? Thats ancient history. I could start complaining about many other lands that were annexed.

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Male 23
I`ve never liked what China did to Tibet, there was no reason to take them by force and suppress the religion. I`m shocked how this is the 2nd communist country to be awarded the olympics. These games promote freedom and love for all, the things that communists (and Nazi Germany in 1936) were very much against. Free Tibet!
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Male 27
FREE TIBET!!!!
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Male 168
okay free Tibet but don`t be hard on China. A very tiny amount of people control what happens in China, thus it would be completely immoral to impose Economic sanctions or any sort of attack on innocent Chinese people. The Olympics should go ahead in China for sure - it means a lot to many Chinese people.
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Female 268
Groogle: Probably not but the rest of Tibet does approve of it because they`re tired of being oppressed by the People`s Republic of China who send armed police to silence unarmed protestors and journalists.

Perhaps you are right in that sense. However a lot of people in Tibet look up to the Dalai Lama as a spiritual leader and he is recognised as a leader around the world. I agree with him, dialogue is the key.

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Male 60
As far as I`m concerned I support that protester whole-heartedly. China shouldn`t even be hosting the Olympics as its values go against everything that they are meant to stand for.
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Male 339
It`s RamboW, supposed to be a great British flick about kids who like to make movies.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0845046/
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Male 2,576
WHAT!?

"Son of Rambo" WTF?
God damn I hate The Movies.

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Male 171
That was only half of it... You should see the many other attacks, especially the huge protest outside downing street.

And the today i Paris the torch relay was cut short ebcause of so many protesters

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Male 50
I`m going to completely overlook the whole Chinese-Tibet controversy and instead say something much more important...:

Lawl, did you see how that protester got completely THROWN to the ground? Niiiiice.

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Female 156
"Paying back China"? What are you retarded? Are you even aware that China holds most of the USA`s national debt? How the hell can we stick it to China if China holds the US by the balls financially?
Oh and another thing,
The US used to be the top in manufacturing until the companies outsourced most of its labor overseas. NOW China is the foremost in manufacturing and we buy all our friggin products from them. So now, we get to buy their products at whatever tariff rates they see fit to place. China is making money hand over fist and at the expense of most of the countries INCLUDING the US.
<.<...*steps down off her soapbox*
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Male 1,039
Devi3000, why must you make such stupid comments???!

How is a store that thrives on selling cheap Asian made (China included) items "paying back China"???

Wal-Mart even has stores in China that are making Billions and providing jobs. You`re such a genius Devi...lol

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Male 339
The other part of the problem is that Tibetan monks don`t "work" in that they don`t go and do a day job. They mostly count on handouts for food clothing etc. Naturally in a socialist rule that doesn`t go down too well.
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Male 500

Should have thrown petrol instead of water.
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Male 2,172
Paramecium: Would the Dalai Lama approve of this violent action?

Probably not but the rest of Tibet does approve of it because they`re tired of being oppressed by the People`s Republic of China who send armed police to silence unarmed protestors and journalists.

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Female 731
Well, it got a point of view on the news, and got that news onto iab, so, if even one person actually is interested enough to do some research, to not look stupid, its all good, btw, if you have no idea what you are talking about, and you don`t care about what happens "on the other side of the world" maybe its best not to show your ignorance.
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Female 1,496
The Olympics are a drating joke. Also, America is paying back China for being non-nice individuals..two words, WAL-MART.
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Female 268
Would the Dalai Lama approve of this violent action?

I think not, he wants the olympics to go ahead.

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Male 2,172
This is for those who have been kept in the dark about what`s happening in Tibet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_unrest...

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Male 2,172
Tibetans dont want to live under a communist dictatorship that prevent them to even protest against the fact that they get nothing to eat.

Does this picture ring a bell?

Let`s fight for Tibet.

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Male 2,113
hmm...
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Male 724
ONLY IN EUROPE!

OH MAN BURN!

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Male 170
So......what was he trying to accomplish?
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Male 80
Why cant the tibet protestors just torch themselves like they always do instead of drating up the olympics. Those party poopin drat ups. drat Tibet I hope china nukes if off the dratin planet! I could give two poos about the other side of the planet.
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Male 695
mastercif: oh ok... not directly... I see... so you REWROTE it to seem important. Well, ok then...
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Male 3,301
^^ Gawd you two, who cares?
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Male 458
"No-one asked you to copy-paste from google... why? WHY?!?"

alikabul:i did not copy-paste that from google. However I will admit that i got the information from Wikipedia, but i did not directly copy and paste.

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Male 756
Doesn`t matter if the protesters don`t succeed in causing a boycott, most countries will be out of there in a few days anyway after all the athletes end up getting sick from the pollution and smog. The IOC was retarded to give the games to a communist country anyway. Why don`t we just have 2016 in Tehran, Iran if we want to give sh*tty countries the olympics.

China sucks.

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Male 177
"Tibet don`t like that and want their independence, if China give in, they look weak so they keep a tight leash on the Tibetans."

American Revolution, anybody?

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Male 136
Why does China even have the Olympics? It`s a frigging dictatorship!
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Female 138
im chinese.............but hate chinese people
is that wrong? >.<
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Male 695
mastercif: No-one asked you to copy-paste from google... why? WHY?!?
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Male 11
they want to extinguish the olympic flame.

a good bit of publicity, nonetheless

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Male 458
alright, while i agree with the fact that the Chinese have committed some serious human rights violations against the Tibetan people and have suppressed their religion and culture, you have to take into consideration all the benefits that the Chinese have brought to Tibet. The GDP is thirty times larger than in 1950(before the Chinese took over), the workers of Tibet have the second highest wages in China, Tibet now has 22,500 km of highways as opposed to none in 1950, Infant mortality has decreased from 43% to .663%, the life expectancy has risen from 35 year to 65 years, there are now 25 scientific research institutions as opposed to none in 1950, etc.
It is for these reasons that i do not support full independence, however i do support more autonomy and civil rights in Tibet, and this is exactly what the Dalai Lama is calling for, more autonomy and civil rights, not complete independence.
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Male 3,296
Fu-ck China
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Male 9
they`re attacking the wrong people. but i support the cause.
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Male 695
They were on balconies... Why didn`t they just load up their arsenal with water pistols and water balloons? Stupid hippies...
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Male 24
drat those communists
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Male 7,933
Free Tibet? China better get in on the action.
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Female 2,144
Took It A Little Too Far.
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Male 3,301
What exactly IS all the controversy about anyway?
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Male 25
Couldnt really see the attack too well, but thats a shame.
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Male 3,301
Political dissent? Nationalism? The last time we had an Olympics this good was when roman gladiators murdered each other with pikes to win the gold medal.
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Male 9,306
So why attack the Olympic committee? Their beef is with China. Not the Olympics.
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Female 192
^ China and Tibet have always been on shakey terms, and China decided to do some crap with its military. Now the Tibetans are majorly PO`d and want to protest China hosting the olympics.
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Female 1,306
wow.

and why is this happening? obviously im missing some vital piece of news.

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Male 10
What happens happens and they need to let it happen.
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Female 192
I know that China hosting the Olympics is controversial, but it IS about peace and coming together... This is going to be a common report with its journey around the world sadly. :(
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Male 444
woah.
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Male 23
Woah
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Male 19,850
Link: Olympic Torch Flame Attack [Rate Link] - Raw footage of a Tibet protester attacking a torch relayer in Ladbroke Grove, London that took place this weekend.
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