Report: 77 Applications For Olympic Protests

From AP:

Chinese authorities have received 77 applications from people who want to hold protests in designated demonstration areas during the Beijing Olympics, state media said Monday, the first details of the response to the plan since the games began.

There have been no protests in the three parks set aside as special zones for a type of dissent that is usually banned in China but which Beijing said it would allow as long as tight regulations are followed.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the 77 applications submitted since Aug. 1 involved 149 people, including three people from overseas.

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