China Says Non-authorized Protests At Beijing Games Won’t Be Tolerated – Canadian Press

From Canadian Press:

China will not tolerate unauthorized parades, demonstrations or other gatherings during next year’s Beijing Olympic Games, a police spokesman said in statement published Thursday.

The announcement by Public Security Ministry press officer Wu Heping puts on notice a range of groups from religious rights activists to environmentalists who hope to harness the Games’ visibility to publicize their causes.

“Any group or individual who stages a gathering, parade, or demonstration during the Beijing Olympic Games period must respect Chinese law,” Wu said at a news conference, transcripts of which were posted on official websites Thursday. [Full Text]

Meanwhile, Beijing Newspeak reports that “Olympic ‘large-scale mass activities’ won’t be banned!” Read also U.N. adopts truce resolution for Beijing Games by Nick Mulvenney.

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