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Violence flares along torch relay route

POLICE detained dozens of protesters and clashed with Chinese torch attendants as they struggled to prevent today’s rowdy Canberra torch relay descending into chaos. At one stage, violence between hundreds of rival protesters threatened to spiral out of control as…


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Free Tibet message hovers over Canberra

A supporter of the 2008 Beijing Games looks at the sky while a plane writes -Free Tibet- during the Olympic torch relay in Canberra April 24, 2008. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA) A skywriter commissioned by Australian Greens leader Bob Brown has…


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Why I’m protesting today: k.d. lang

Canadian singer k.d. lang has joined pro-Tibet protests at the Olympic torch relay in Canberra. What we are seeing now in Tibet is just the tip of the iceberg. I do not think my generation really even knows the extent…


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Chinese, Tibet groups clash at relay

CHINESE students and pro-Tibet groups have clashed at the Olympic torch relay in Canberra this morning, with police detaining protesters near Parliament. Thousands of Chinese supporters and students are already lining the streets of the capital in what torch organisers…