CANBERRA, Australia: Thousands of pro-Chinese supporters swamped the route of the Olympic torch as it passed through Canberra.
Busses full of Chinese students started arriving in Canberra in the early hours of the morning. Rainy Wang, a hospital management student originally from the Chinese province of Anhui, had boarded a coach in Sydney at 2 am for the four-hour drive down to Canberra.
The Australian police had warned pro-Tibet groups to stick together because they could not guarantee their safety if they struck out alone.
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