Olympic torch relay disruption

April 20, 2008 2:14am CST
Is it right to disrupt Olympic relay to highlight a cause??? Before i write further,would like to clarify that i support Tibetan cause and fully agree that a gross injustice has been done to Tibetan people. There is high Media coverage and it is understandable that concerned Tibetan groups find this as an ideal platform to highlight there cause. Olympics is an international event and not a China specific event.Space could have been provided to the demonstrators along the route of the relay.They would have demonstrated with Slogans and Banners and Media could have provided the required publicity for the cause. To attack torch bearers and trying to extinguish the flame is not a civilized thing to do for highlighting a genuine cause.
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@bamby1983 (286)
• India
20 Apr 08
Hey! I whole heartedly agree with you on the torch relay disruption issue. Tibetan monks are supposed to symbolizes peace, non-violence and wisdom. However, their behaviour seems to be extremely uncivilized and childish. What good could disrupting the torch relay possibly to for their cause? Do they really think that China will grant them their freedom and independence as a result? In fact, they're more likely to lose whatever support they have from other countries as a result of their misbehaviour. It made me lose a lot of respect for these monks, whom I once believed were mature, spiritually enlightened individuals.