the coverage looks terrible, police might have a tough time but the coverage made GB look bad. a torch could not be carried without such a huge posse of police. i think the event would have been better being cancelled due to the disruption from protesters.
doesn't have to directly affect the government of China in order to be effective.
If the rest of the world can start to understand what is going on in Tibet it may be enough - no government, not even one as apparently inscrutable as that of the Chinese Peoples' Republic can withstand world opinion indefinitely.
I hope they begin to realise that their days of behaving just how they like with regard to human rights are numbered.
'I thought the idea of the Olympic movement was to bring all World countries together. Should politics be a part of sport?'...it is a huge money making machine especially for the less than honest organising committee. Sport has little to do with it. It is therefore a legit target.
To quote the wide-eyed and clearly witless Konnie Huq..'tee-hee/giggle, giggle, we should be glad to be in a country where protest is allowed, tee-hee, giggle/wide-eyed look'. Hey Koonie, ever tried your own protest by not holding the torch? tee-hee, giggle, giggle.