Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Running Free in Fleet Street 2

The Olympic convoy degenerates at the start of Fleet Street. Even the bells of St. Clement Danes church seem to be protesting.

Confusion further down Fleet Street as the torch is withdrawn and disappears onto a bus as protestors outnumber police and Chinese guards.

Further along the route on London Bridge, there were very few people either protestors or spectators. I snapped this London school boy awaiting the flame to light his torch. The policeman on the bike advised him to stand still when this happened as he would be "enveloped by police". When I called out "free Tibet" at the flame handover on London Bridge, a Metropolitan Police film unit lunged at me with a video camera. It seemed rather over-zealous. Someone had better tell them we have free speech in this country.

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