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China urges Australians not to protest

China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu has warned Australians against disrupting the Olympic torch. She said people who protested against the torch relay did so because they did not understand the real situation in Tibet. ABC Online | Link

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Jakarta one day, Canberra the next

In Jakarta yesterday, the flame was again a magnet for dissent. Indonesian police dispersed about 100 anti-China protesters and detained a foreign activist before the torch’s truncated relay. Three of the sponsors of the Australian Olympic Committee, Speedo, Energy Australia…

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Riot at your peril, Rudd warns protesters

Kevin Rudd’s warning came as the cost of hosting Thursday’s event doubled to almost $2 million. “If any protesters, irrespective of their political point of view, engage in unruly, disorderly or violent behaviour, then the police will come down on…

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Torch bearer pulls out of Canberra relay

The Olympic torch has become a beacon for pro-Tibet supporters as it makes its way around the world in the lead up to the Beijing Games. Ms Hatfield-Dodds says the recent scenes in Tibet are disturbing. “For many other people…

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Update on Tibet Demonstrations, 21 April 2008

Dartsedo (Ch: Kangding), Karze “Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture,” Sichuan province – Monastery heads condemn “patriotic re-education” classes during meeting Monastery heads from 18 Counties in Karze “TAP” were called for a meeting held in Dartsedo (the location for Karze “TAP” Headquarters)….