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Olympic Torch protests

By tap 10 April 2008 91

Does anybody know much about the Canberra pro Tibetan protests that are supposed to be taking place at the olympic torch relay? Who is organising it, where are people supposed to meet etc?

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tap 12:43 pm 18 Apr 08

He was back then anyway. Im not too sure how much of a say he even has in it anymore.

Thumper 12:25 pm 18 Apr 08

Rudd sticking to his guns?

he has no idea, or if he does, he won’t tell anyone because it keeps changing virtually every day.

tap 12:06 pm 18 Apr 08

On the bus… off the bus… near the bus… painting the bus…

Skidbladnir 11:31 am 18 Apr 08

First there were no chinese attendants.
Then there were three chinese attendants.
Now there will be six chinese attendants.

Apparently the manufacturing flaws inherent in China-produced goods will mean the Oympic torch will need to be physically relit by elite soldiers every 250 meters.

tap 12:51 pm 16 Apr 08

Credit to Kevin Rudd for sticking to his guns over this.

But yeah, call it off.

Thumper 12:47 pm 16 Apr 08

Except I’m sure that DFAT, at the Chairman’s request, will give them diplomatic imunity.

The whole thing stinks. Call it off.

Skidbladnir 12:30 pm 16 Apr 08

As they’re not licensed security persons within Australia, the moment they step off their Magic Diplomatic Bus they’re no longer active members of the chinese military and just tourists\working visitors.

If they’re assaulting any fellow Chinese\Tibetans in exile, Taiwanese, Australian citizens or people who don’t want to be assaulted, they’re subject to the same laws as everyone else ought to be, so either get the attention of AFP to witness the alleged assault (and remember the name from the badge of your witnessing officer, who should be wearing some ID if they are on duty) and follow it up.

Thumper 11:56 am 16 Apr 08

I think every one can agree on that point…

caf 11:12 am 16 Apr 08

Gosper’s a goose.

neanderthalsis 10:47 am 16 Apr 08

lloks like we both posted the same thing at the same time skid.

neanderthalsis 10:39 am 16 Apr 08

Story on the ABC on security arrangements for the “Run with burning stick”:
It appears the local constabulary has been granted Police extra powers to search people and seize items including eggs, paint bombs, fire extinguishers and flares. (so don’t do the shopping and stand beside the road with a carton of eggs and a bag of flour)

Also, the head of the Oztralyan leg of the “run with burning stick” Committee, Ted Quinlan, says Chinese torch attendants could be arrested if they lay a hand on people during the relay and the ACT branch of the AFP are saying that the Chinese blue trackie dack brigade WILL NOT be used under any circumstances. Sounds as if the AFP are getting shirty about them being on their patch.


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