Wednesday, August 20, 2008

About Those Olympic Protest Parks

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.

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