Protesters, journalist detained in Beijing

BEIJING, China (CNN) — A British journalist and eight Tibet activists were detained during a protest near an Olympic venue Wednesday, the journalist and an activist group said.

The activists unfurled banners that said “Free Tibet” and “Tibetans Are Dying for Freedom” at a cultural museum, said Lhadon Tethong, executive director of Students for a Free Tibet ( click here for their news release )

, the group that coordinated the protest. for complete coverage of the action on SFT’s Olympic website click here. For continuing coverage of global protest stay tuned to FT08.tv
Police in Beijing said in a statement that eight foreign nationals were detained while conducting illegal activities about 12:20 p.m
You will note they say “ illegal activities “, obviously peaceful protest is an illegal activity in China, It was noted that seven of the eight detained were American.

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