Comments:Protests surround London Olympic torch relay

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Stratford[edit]

Waited in Stratford, not a torch in site, it must have snuck in around the back. Van after van of police. Lots of protesters

I saw the torch go through Stratford although I understand the route was changed leaving loads of disappointed people near the station where it was expected to pass. I saw it on High Street, Stratford. Adambro - (talk)
I was at the station, and loads of police and buses with olympic staff passed. How did it get on the DLR without anyone noticing? 87.194.189.49 09:05, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Well put simply it didn't get on the DLR there, whether it did at all I'm not sure but it was certainly meant to. I don't know Stratford but looking at the map and considering the way it was heading perhaps it got on at the presumably quieter Pudding Mill Lane‎ station where no one would be expecting it. It was taken onto a bus as I saw it on High Street which I don't think was part of the original plan either. Adambro - (talk) 16:06, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

The Olympic Torch in London[edit]

I find it astonishing that so many of our famous sporting personalities can have been naive enough to carry the torch through London, in view of China's continuing and abysmal human rights record. At a time when "democracy" is being defended at such huge cost in Iraq, Afghanistan and other places, I find it incomprehensible that the PRC were chosen as an Olympic venue in the first place. These are double standards of truly heroic proportions.

I acknowledge that Olympic hopefuls may find the prospect of competing in Bejing perfectly acceptable. After all, why should they deny themselves a chance, perhaps their only chance, to compete, just because of China's totalitarian political system? But, for famous personalities to unnecessarily carry that tainted flame through the streets of London prior to these Olympics is, to my mind, an absolute disgrace. If only age and infirmity had not prevented me from joining the demo! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.218.4.73 (talk) 08:44, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Arrests[edit]

I can't help but wonder, on what charges were the arrests? Are they pointless arrests like in Edmonton during the Stanley Cup playoffs of 2006, or was it on true charges? --199.216.116.6 16:11, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Critisism of how UK handles the issue[edit]

The uk is a dirty place,which attracts flies and thieves,like the pro tibet independent activist. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 221.199.67.87 (talk) 03:36, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Positive view[edit]

The upside is that by China doing this I realised various stuff about China:

Going by the history of the olympics, i suspect that there's some element of idolatory which The Almighty Jehova, the father of our Lord Jesus Christ abhorrs, especially the manner with which the torch is lit. Therefore, if olympic or anything associated with it is done to honor any deity, thereby dishonoring The Lord Jesus Christ, it should be done away with. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof.-~~Jesus Christ~~