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The Olympic Games have furnished a kind of soapbox moment for a strikingly diverse array of rights groups. (New York Times — 9 August, 2008)
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A protester set himself on fire outside the Chinese Embassy in the Turkish capital and thousands of Tibetan exiles took to the streets in Nepal as the Games began in China. (MSNBC — 9 August, 2008)
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From Beijing to Battery Park, Activists Stress Causes
From Beijing to Battery Park, Activists Stress Causes

Security officers at an Olympics event in Hong Kong have removed a university student from the audience who tried to display the Tibetan flag. (CNN — 9 August, 2008)
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Hong Kong deported three Chinese pro-democracy activists based in the U.S. after denying them entry to the territory, a local lawmaker said Thursday. (MSNBC — 7 August, 2008)
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At least two Chinese women who protested being evicted from their homes ahead of the Olympics were taken to a police station amid efforts by activists to spotlight their causes. (MSNBC — 8 August, 2008)
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BEIJING, Aug. 6 — Two American and two British protesters slipped through a smothering Olympic security net Wednesday, climbed a pair of lamp posts and unfurled banners demanding freedom for Tibet near the new national stadium where the Beijing Games are to open Friday night.

(Washington Post — 6 August, 2008)
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