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Monday, April 07, 2008

Je T'Aime, France.

The AP sez:

PARIS — Security officials extinguished the Olympic torch three times Monday as protests against China's human rights record turned a relay through Paris into a chaotic series of stops and starts.

Despite massive security, at least two activists got within almost an arm's length of the flame before they were grabbed by police. Officers tackled many protesters and carried off some of them. A protester threw water at the torch but failed to extinguish it and was also taken away.

If only les Francaises got this testy when the Nazis were hauling my brethren to Auschwitz. Oh, well, nobody's perfect. But still, remember that expat in SICKO who reminded us that “the people in France get all this because here the government is afraid of the people while in the States the people are afraid of the government.” etc etc? Yeah. Me too.

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