Aug 06

(Letter) Handling Olympic protests in Beijing – a ‘test case’?

Written by: es.nautilus | Filed under:Analysis, News | Tags:, , ,
38 Comments » newest 2013-06-06 12:29:59

Four members of the activist group, Students for a Free Tibet, have staged a lamppost protest in Beijing, unfurling a banner that read, ‘One World, One Dream – Free Tibet’, as the Olympic torch relay entered its final stage in the host city on Wednesday 6 August. All four – two British and two American nationals, holding tourist visas – have been arrested and are currently in police custody. In their interviews with the BBC, parents of the two British protesters spoke of their pride and explained that they were otherwise not unduly concerned about their children’s safety. They added that following the arrests the British students had made direct contact with their respective families, confirming that they had been treated well in custody. It is believed that they will now be entered into the deportation process within the coming days, whilst human rights campaign groups, including Students for a Free Tibet, have claimed further protests will follow in the weeks ahead. Continue reading »

Aug 06

minipost-(Letter) Let the Games Begin

Written by: guest | Filed under:-mini-posts | Tags:, ,
3 Comments » newest 2008-08-07 09:15:31

The XXIX Olympiad is just a game and Beijing but the host city. They come together to showcase the world’s best athletic talents and their years of hard work. Continue reading »