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This summer the Olympics are hosted in Beijing, China and they must be very proud, however, the citizens of Tibet and their supporters are not. During the occupation of Tibet, people have been silenced. Many of their temples have been destroyed and one of their most important figures was stolen away at the age of 6 (and hasn't been seen since). They're beaten and tortured for their protests. Discriminatory economic plans against Tibetans threaten their identity. In spite of all this, the games will go on.
(source: My local paper)
The spectators of the running of the torch who waited near San Fransisco Bay never got to see the torch. The sheer mass of protesters (Both Pro-China and Pro-Tibet) caused a change in the root of the runner. Instead of the bay, he was diverted to the airport where the Olympic flame was placed on a plane and whisked away without display.
Seems to be stirring a lot of buzz, huh?