Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Viet Nam arrests seven anti-China protesters

Seven protesters were arrested in Viet Nam prior to the arrival of the Olympic torch in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday, The Guardian reported the same day.

Witnessed reported that several of the demonstrators were detained after unfurling a banner and shouting “Boycott the Beijing Olympics” through a loudhailer at a market in the capital, Hanoi.

The torch has seen protests against China’s human rights record at many of its 18 stops around the world. According to the article, Viet Nam had assured its communist ally it would not let demonstrators disrupt the parade.

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