Olympic Torch in San Francisco

By: AP
By: AP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Olympic flame is on North American
soil.
It touched down this morning in San Francisco, amid heavy
security, a day after its visit to Paris descended into chaos and
activists in San Francisco scaled the Golden Gate Bridge to protest
China's human rights record.
No protesters were seen at the airport, but several
demonstrations are planned before the torch's six-mile relay
tomorrow, including one supporting Tibetan independence.
Yesterday, three people climbed the Golden Gate Bridge and tied
the Tibetan flag and two banners to its cables. The banners read
"One World One Dream. Free Tibet," and "Free Tibet 08."
The torch arrived hours after the president of International
Olympic Committee announced the committee will consider ending the
international leg of the relay because of anti-Chinese
demonstrations.
The IOC executive board will discuss the situation Friday.


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