Helen Lau 6B (13)
The Olympic torch have arrived in Paris last Monday. Similar in London, the Olympic torch relay has been targeted by protesters against China’s policies on human rights and Tibet. The security officials had to put out the iconic Olympic flame four times and take refuge on a bus. The interruption included grabbing the torch and the crowd waving Tibetan flags which confronted the torch-bearer. Finally, the police made 28 arrests.
In my opinion, the Olympics is a great sporting event and give out the message of peace. It should be kept away from politics. Protesters should not interrupt the Olympic torch relay as the way to express their discontent. Actually, mixing politics with sports is not the spirit of the Olympic Games. To stop the passing of the Olympic torch shows a lack of respect for the basis freedom of the athletes to carry this flame. On the other hand, I think the protesters also have their right to make their point, but they should make their point in a peaceful and orderly way. As a Chinese, it is a glory that the Olympic Games can be held in Beijing in 2008. Hope that the Olympic torch can be relayed smoothly i other countries and the 2008 Beijing Olympics can be held successfully.