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Sunday, April 6, 2008

PostHeaderIcon Angry protests as torch reaches London

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LONDON, England (CNN) -- Protesters angry about China's human rights record and its recent actions in Tibet scuffled with police and made attempts to grab the Olympic torch and douse it with a fire extinguisher Sunday.

Hundreds of police officers guarded the 31-mile relay and flanked torchbearers in an effort to limit disruptions by pro-Tibet campaigners. At least 35 people have been arrested for public disorder offenses, the Metropolitan Police said.

Crowds were lining the route across the city, many waving Tibetan flags and "Free Tibet" banners.

Others carried signs reading: "Stop the killing in Tibet", "No Olympic torch in Tibet" and "China talk to Dalai Lama." (...More)

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