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Speaking of Olympic torches going out:Olympic Torch Protesters Scale Golden Gate Bridge

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i just think it's cool because they decided to scale the Golden Gate Bridge.

Olympic Torch Protesters Scale Golden Gate Bridge

 

 

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5 / KCBS / AP / BCN) ― Three people protesting China's human rights record and the impending arrival of the Olympic torch climbed up the Golden Gate Bridge Monday 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 protesters wore helmets and harnesses as they made their way up the cables running next to the south tower of the famed span that connects the city of San Francisco to Marin County.

 

The climb had the group suspended about 150 feet above traffic, said Mary Ziegenbien, a spokeswoman with the California Highway Patrol.

 

Ziegenbien said for safety reasons, authorities would not try to get the protesters down.

 

"We don't want to put their lives in danger by going and grabbing them off the suspension cables right now," she said.

 

The CHP detained four people on the walkway near the protest, CHP Officer Julie Powell said.

 

She indicated a group of about seven protesters were on the bridge at 11:15 a.m.; three of the demonstrators then went climbing on the cables of the bridge to hang the banner.

 

Golden Gate Bridge Spokeswoman Marry Currie said that metal workers were using skyboxes to move towards the protestors in an effort to cut down the banners. Workers did not plan to confront the protestors.

 

One northbound lane of the bridge was closed due to the demonstrators. As a result, CHP reported that northbound traffic was backed up in the area.

 

The torch relay is taking place on Wednesday in San Francisco, its only North American stop.

 

China has been called to task over its treatment of Tibet ever since the torch was lit.

 

The torch path around the globe already has been marked by protests against China's policies toward Tibet and Sudan. In Paris, organizers canceled the final leg of the Olympic run after chaotic protests, snuffing out the torch and putting it aboard a bus.

 

Rallies, vigils and news conferences related to the torch's arrival have taken place in San Francisco almost daily for the past several weeks. More are planned over the next two days in anticipation of the torch's arrival.

 

About 80 torchbearers will carry the flame on a six mile route along the bay.

 

 

you can see some kind of live Golden Gate bridge cam here

 

http://cbs5.com/local/golden.gate.bridge.2.693783.html

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Re: Speaking of Olympic torches going out:Olympic Torch Protesters Scale Golden Gate Bridg

 

Yea!! SEE PEOPLE STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN DO SOME SHIT! God if only these fucks could do something to get them to call attention to all the fucked up shit in our own country.

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Re: Speaking of Olympic torches going out:Olympic Torch Protesters Scale Golden Gate Bridg

 

they shoulda hit some shit up while they were up there.....

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Re: Speaking of Olympic torches going out:Olympic Torch Protesters Scale Golden Gate Bridg

 

didnt these people see the movie "the bridge"

 

that was a dangerous thing to do.

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Re: Speaking of Olympic torches going out:Olympic Torch Protesters Scale Golden Gate Bridg

 

i swear i've seen this thread before. but it had more replies. soooo weird ....

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Re: Speaking of Olympic torches going out:Olympic Torch Protesters Scale Golden Gate Bridg

 

this one has better pictures though.

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Re: Speaking of Olympic torches going out:Olympic Torch Protesters Scale Golden Gate Bridg

 

That shit is gangster.

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Re: Speaking of Olympic torches going out:Olympic Torch Protesters Scale Golden Gate Bridg

 

this one has better pictures though.

*fixed

picture.

 

 

this one has less bitching and whining about hippies.

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Re: Speaking of Olympic torches going out:Olympic Torch Protesters Scale Golden Gate Bridg

 

But the other one is a lot more fun to read.

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