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Friday, August 15, 2008

Protest

Victoria's Inner Harbor is a great place to stroll and take in the sights but it has its more serious side as well. Across the street from the causeway the Legislative Assembly Buildings lawn is often the scene of political demonstrations and protests. Most often these are meant to draw the public's and legislators' attention to problems or injustices within our own system. However, sometimes the protests are meant to draw attention to injustice in other countries.These demonstrators make the point that by allowing the Olympics to be held in Beijing, the IOC implicitly legitimizes China's oppression of Tibet.

3 comments:

Boise Diva said...

I've seen similar, small Tibet demonstrators in England and New York recently. People are quite dedicated to the cause.

melanie said...

Le gouvernement chinois ne va pas être content. Mais les Chinois, eux, sont privés d'images et d'internet.

Merci pour ce post !

Knoxville Girl said...

I'm glad there is a place where people can voice their opinions in public.