Chinese authorities said there were going to allow protest at the Olympics . . . at “protest parks” miles away from the actual Olympic venues.
But it seems even that feeble promise was a lie. The police say they have received 77 applications to protest at the parks. None have been approved.
Instead two applicants have been rewarded with a sentence of one year of “re-education through labor.” They are two ladies aged 77 and 79.
On a lighter note, here’s a humorous animated commentary on life in China.