After the torch route was shifted to the other side of town, one of the torch bearers (an American woman from the Bronx) unfurled a Tibetan flag. She was promptly removed from the relay by the SF Police, literally pushed off into the crowd, and had her flag confiscated.
In case youâ€™ve been living under a rock (on Mars, with your fingers in your ears), thereâ€™s much happening in Tibet right now. As the world gets ready for the Olympics, many folks know that this is as good a time as any to shine a spotlight on China and itâ€™s long laundry list of human rights violations (despite what the State Department says).
For the last year or so, Steve Varon has been working very hard to make his dream possible: to see the Dalai Lama carry the torch in the Chinese Olympics. Watch the short movie.