Thousands of demonstrators protest against China’s human rights record
Original post made by julie, Midtown, on Apr 11, 2008
Olympic Torch Relay Detoured Through San Francisco Back Streets," screamed the headlines. "Protest Forces Cancellation of Closing Ceremony."
That's the basic gist of what happened in San Francisco on April 9. All very neat and tidy, it would seem. Most people scanned the headlines and moved on.
If you took the time to read the full news accounts, you would have also learned that tens of thousands of demonstrators from around the country had gathered in San Francisco to protest against China's human rights record.
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