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BEIJING, Aug. 20 — Two elderly women could face a year of “reeducation through labor” because they applied for permits to demonstrate during the Olympics, according to one of the would-be protesters.

Protest Application Brings Labor-Camp Threat, Woman Says
Protest Application Brings Labor-Camp Threat, Woman Says

(Washington Post — 2 September, 2008)
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BEIJING, Aug. 14 — As the Olympic Games end their first week, there are no reports that anyone has used the “protest pens” set up in three Beijing parks for demonstrations sanctioned under Chinese law.

(Washington Post — 2 September, 2008)
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SUZHOU, China, Aug. 5 — China announced late last month that it would permit protests during the Olympics in specially designated zones, as long as demonstrators first secured permits. The process has not proved that simple.

(Washington Post — 31 August, 2008)
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BEIJING, Aug. 21 — Six Americans detained by police 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 — 2 September, 2008)
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BEIJING — Sam Maron came to China posing as a tourist excited about his first trip to the country. With his point-and-shoot camera and monotone T-shirts, he blended into the crowds of other foreigners in town for the Olympic Games.

(Washington Post — 29 August, 2008)
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BEIJING, Sept. 1 — During the Olympics, China quashed all applications from people hoping to demonstrate in officially sanctioned “protest pens.” Police also stopped protests by foreigners sympathetic to the pro-Tibet movement.

(Washington Post — 2 September, 2008)
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