Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Protests Could End Torch Relay

Telling the AP that he was '"deeply saddened" by violent protests in London and Paris and concerned about the upcoming torch relay in San Francisco, where activists expressed fears Monday that the torch's planned route through Tibet would lead to arrests and violent measures by Chinese officials trying to stifle dissent,' IOC president Jacques Rogge is considering ending the international leg of the torch relay because of anti-China protests.

Not to be outdone by Euro concerns, protesters and activists took to loitering on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Image: Reuters via ITN

1 comment:

Ariel said...

Um, did the IOC president think about anti-China sentiments when choosing to hold the Olympics there????