Olympic Torch Retreats and Hides on Paris Bus

In yet another unsettling omen for media and other participants in the Beijing Olympics, 3,000 Paris police could not defend the Olympic torch from 500 protesters decrying human rights violations against Tibet. The relay could not even start on time, as the torch has been snuffed and smuggled onto a bus twice for its safety.

London Olympic protesters

This follows Sunday’s London fiasco when a devious protester brought a fire extinguisher to the chaotic festivities and unsuccessfully attempted to squash the Olympic flame.

Next stop on the “Only You Can Prevent Olympic Fires” tour? Why, it’s April 9th at the even-keeled home of polite dissent, San Francisco! There’s no way this can go wrong.

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