Torch Disruptions and Shades of 2008

In the city of Londonderry, better known as Derry, in Northern Ireland, a group of what the BBC called “dissident republicans” disrupted the running of the Olympic Torch.

In related news, Chinese news media continues to use refer approvingly and often prominently to the wave of popular Chinese nationalism that arose in response to protests against the PRC’s Tibet policy which followed the progress of the Olympic torch in 2008 through quarters as distant as Paris, San Francisco and Seoul.

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