From Radio Free Asia:
According to Beijing police, 149 people filed 77 applications for permits to protest. But, police say, 74 of them were “withdrawn.” Two were suspended, and one was rejected. In this exclusive video, a petitioner airs her grievance and is arrested.
Also, the U.S. government has expressed concern over two Chinese human rights activists who have gone missing during the Olympics. From ABC News:
In a meeting this week with Foreign Ministry officials, U.S. Ambassador Clark T. Randt brought up the cases of Hua Huiqi, a leader in Beijing’s underground church, and Zeng Jinyan, a blogger and wife of AIDS activist Hu Jia, said Susan Stevenson, spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.
Human rights groups say Zeng disappeared from her home a day before the Aug. 8 start of the games. Three days later, Hua was taken by security agents while on his way to a church service attended by President Bush, relatives said. Bush was in Beijing for the Olympics’ opening ceremony.