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Olympic Torch Flame Attack

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Olympic Torch Flame Attack . Raw footage of a Tibet protester attacking a torch relayer in Ladbroke Grove, London that took place this weekend.
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Hits: 8998 | Favorites: 7 | Emailed: 1 | Rating: 2.5 | Category: News & Politics | Date: 04/06/2008
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Male, 18-29, Canada
 320 Posts
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 8:34:50 PM
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!

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1029 Posts
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 10:32:27 AM
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.

Male, 13-17, Western US
 808 Posts
Monday, April 7, 2008 10:46:46 PM

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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 190 Posts
Monday, April 7, 2008 7:41:51 PM
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!

Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Monday, April 7, 2008 3:11:59 PM
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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