Downright stupid punks. If these kind of situations were left in the hands of people like me, these punks would never again venture out in the streets on their feet, they would have to use wheelchairs. Who puts up the money and who organizes these protests? Will the Olympics be cancelled because these idiots are screaming like banshees in the streets? These protestors are only demonstrating the futility of their futile minds and not doing an ounce of good to either their reputation or their cause(s).
In Vancouver: Even the police know they've had an easy go so far, with only one major protest on the first day.
"I think we can already reasonably predict a couple more areas across the country where things will get a little more interesting,'' said RCMP Assistant Commissioner Bud Mercer, who is in charge of Olympic security.
Today in Guelph, Ont. A woman carrying the Olympic torch in Guelph, Ont., this morning was knocked down by a protester.
Police say it happened as the 28-year-old woman from Milton was carrying the flame and was approached by a group of protesters just before 8 a.m. She was treated by Olympic Torch Run medical staff at the scene. The flame was not extinguished during the incident, which happened as about 1,000 people had gathered to watch the torch relay. Brittney Simpson, 19, of Kitchener, has been charged with assault and will appear in court in February.
In Kahnawake,PQ Fears of a large protest against the RCMP presence on this Mohawk reserve during Tuesday’s Olympic torch relay shortened the run but did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of hundreds of people who turned out to cheer on the torch, which was carried proudly by hometown hero and Olympian Alwyn Morris.
In Victoria,BC Protesters agitating for years against the 2010 Olympics took their first chance to disrupt Games planning Friday and forced a diversion of the torch relay just before the Olympic flame was to be triumphantly presented at a community celebration wrapping up its first day on Canadian soil.