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U.S. Seeks Immediate Release of Olympic Protesters

September 28, 2018
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Washingtons top diplomat in China pressed the government to immediately free foreign activists jailed for protesting during the Olympics. (New York Times — 10 hours ago)
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Chinese police have sentenced at least 10 foreigners to 10 days of detention for protesting during the Olympic Games, an activist group and officials said. (MSNBC — 11 hours ago)
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After trying to protest against Chinas rule in Tibet, six Americans have been given 10-day detentions, the Chinese police said Friday. (New York Times — 22 August, 2008)
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SIX Americans detained this week will be held for 10 days, sayChinese authorities, who appear to have intensified their effortsto shut down any public demonstrations during the final days of theOlympic Games. (Sydney Morning Herald — 23 August, 2008)
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BEIJING, Aug. 21 — Six Americans detained by police earlier this week could be held for 10 days, according to Chinese authorities, who appear to be intensifying their efforts to shut down any public demonstrations during the final days of the Olympic Games.

(Washington Post — 22 August, 2008)
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Washington’s top diplomat in China pressed the government to immediately free foreign activists jailed for protesting during the Olympics and criticized Beijing Sunday for failing to use the games to show “greater tolerance and openness.” (CNN — 8 hours ago)
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Pro-tibet protester – Brisbane Times (The Brisbane Times — 23 August, 2008)
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Chinese authorities arrested five Americans on Tuesday after they spelled out Free Tibet with blue L.E.D. lights near the National Stadium. (New York Times — 20 August, 2008)
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Ten days into the Games, the government has yet to permit a single demonstration in the three official protest zones and at least four would-be protesters are in custody. (New York Times — 19 August, 2008)
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