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More Torch Stuff (but no pitchforks)

By Jazz 23 April 2008 35

Below are the road closures for the Olympic Torch Relay on Thursday. The following schedule of road closures applies:

5:00am – 9:30am King Edward Terrace between Parkes Place East and Parks Place West (for the Balloons)
8:15am – 9:15am Parkes Way
8:45am – 9:45am Commonwealth Ave
9:00am – 10:00am Capital Hill & Kings Ave
9:30am – 10:15am Kings Ave & Parkes Way
9:45am – 10:30am Limestone Ave & Anzac Parade
10:10am – 11:15am Limestone Ave
10:40am – 11:20am Wakefield Ave & Northbourne Ave
11:00am – 11:30am Northbourne Ave
11:00am – 11:45am Northbourne Ave & Commonwealth Ave

Please note that that ACT Government is advising significant delays in road traffic on Thursday morning.

And don’t forget that there are fireworks going off tonight at 6 PM from Black Mountain, Mount Ainslie and Red Hill.

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Mr Evil 10:06 am 24 Apr 08

No, no, no Thumper. The Chinese tracksuit ‘cheer’ squad herded them into a temple and burnt them to death – sounds much more plausable.

Thumper 9:53 am 24 Apr 08

I heard that some Chinese were roasting and then eating Tibetan babies…

I may have made that up.

Skidbladnir 9:52 am 24 Apr 08

Now, you’ve all said this is a wonderful thing to behold and how glorious the view of thousands of communist flags in Stanhopia is…


Mr Evil 9:49 am 24 Apr 08

The Chinese are obviously making the most of the ACT Bill of Rights – with their rights being above all else!

Thumper 9:43 am 24 Apr 08

Chinese tracksuit goons have already clashed with AFP.

Six Chinese arrested.

Chinese supporters have pelted Tibetans with drink bottles and food outside the embassy

Oh Mr Stanhope, what have you done…

ant 9:40 am 24 Apr 08

Thumper said :

Word I’ve got is that it is the Chinese who are goading the Tibetans.

gee, what a surprise…
Reading some of the language in their various calls to arms around the ‘net and the media over the past week, trouble can be expected.

Thumper 9:34 am 24 Apr 08

Word I’ve got is that it is the Chinese who are goading the Tibetans.

Kramer 9:24 am 24 Apr 08

and now there’s a plane with a banner trailing behind that my dodgy eyes can’t quite read…

captainwhorebags 9:24 am 24 Apr 08

Sea of red shirts and flags at the Balloon launch this morning. Someone on a PA was trying to tell the flag wavers where they were allowed to be although I don’t know how successful that was.

Remember that they may not have necessarily been bussed in to counter the Tibet crowd – the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay would no doubt be a special occasion to the large Australian Chinese community who may not want anything to do with the protest or counter action.

Holden Caulfield 9:19 am 24 Apr 08

I managed my trip in to work from inner North to Fyshwick without any delays.

Of course, the fact I took the opportunity to run an errand in Phillip on the way helped a little, haha.

Kramer 9:07 am 24 Apr 08

Look up in the sky right now – FREE TIBET

Not a bad effort!

ant 8:59 am 24 Apr 08

And Torch Attendants, that’s a new word that’ll creep into the language now as a euphemism for all kinds of things.

Thumper 8:41 am 24 Apr 08

I wonder if we keep mentioning China and goons and torch relays and human rights in Tibet enough times, will the Chinese start hacking this site?

ant 8:35 am 24 Apr 08

There were these funny-looking cars parked on every bit of grass with chequerboard designs on them, and men with hats on standing around. Not sure what they were. Maybe they brought them in from Sydney, too.

BenMac 8:28 am 24 Apr 08

There’s quite a lot of protesters already outside Parliament. Probably the biggest Police presence I saw on my way in.

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