April 8, 2008

LIE DOWN WITH TOTALITARIANS...:

Lord Coe blasts 'horrible Chinese thugs' who barged their way through London as IOC considers scrapping the relay (SAM GREENHILL, GWYNETH REES and PETER ALLEN, 8th April 2008, Daily Mail)

The head of London's 2012 Games described as "horrible" the burly henchmen who barged their way through the capital, shoving the public and even police out of the way.

His trenchant remarks followed those of former Blue Peter presenter and torchbearer Konnie Huq, who revealed the Chinese minders barked orders at her and pushed her arm up to hold the flame higher.

Sunday's scenes, which were repeated in France yesterday, brought accusations that Britain had imported Chinese police state tactics to control the supposedly showcase relay.


...wake up with thugs.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 8, 2008 11:37 AM
Comments

As Lou might say, this guy sounds just a bit gay.

Too bad the yobs didn't get a go at the Chinese "minders". Could have taught them some manners, that.

Posted by: ratbert at April 9, 2008 7:13 AM

All they would need are some horses and its the opening scenes from Dr. Zhivago.

Might make a nice youtube type video, interspersing cuts of the Cossacks against the peasants with the Chinese against the Tibetans.

Posted by: Mikey at April 9, 2008 4:58 PM
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