Torch Run in Seoul

Monday, April 28, 2008

To be honest - I'm not sure who I'm rooting for in all of this:

Thousands of young Chinese assembled to defend their country's troubled Olympic torch relay pushed through police lines on Sunday, some of them hurling rocks, bottled water and plastic and steel pipes at protesters demanding better treatment for North Korean refugees in China.

Two North Korean defectors living in South Korea poured paint thinner on themselves and tried to set themselves on fire in an attempt to protest what they condemned as Beijing's inhumane crackdown of North Korean refugees, but the police stopped them, according to witnesses and the police.
Read the full coverage down at the IHT.