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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)….


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Update on Tibet Demonstrations, 19 April 2008

Gepa Sumdo (Ch: Tongde), Tsolho (Ch: Hainan) “TAP”, Qinghai Province – Many monks of Tsang monastery arrested On 13 April 2008, local Chinese government officials, Chinese police as well as Chinese armed forces poured down over Tsang Monastery, Gepa Sumdo…