April 6, 2008

THE LONGER MARCH:

Pro-Tibet protesters try to wrestle Olympic torch off Konnie Huq during London stage of relay (Daily Mail, 6th April 2008)

Campaigners for a free Tibet attempted to wrestle the Olympic torch out of the hands of Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq during the British stage of the relay today.

As anti-China demonstrations broke out along the route, police piled in to stop the spectacle descending into chaos.

However, as the Blue Peter presenter - who at one stage was rumoured to be boycotting the parade - carried the torch, some of the protesters broke through her escort.

Scuffling with police, one attempted to extinguish the flame but was dragged away.


Every step of its procession should be made a humiliating ordeal for host and China.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 6, 2008 8:25 AM
Comments

Konnie Huq is my favourite person of SE Asian extraction; why she got mixed up with the butchers of Tianamen Square I don't know

Posted by: mike in europe at April 7, 2008 3:15 PM
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