olympic torch protests in san francisco

It's all going down in San Francisco... Massive protests forced officials to drastically change the Beijing Olympic torch route through the city today, with the flame leaving McCovey Cove by bus instead of being carried along the Embarcadero by runners. Sounds like it's been a pretty chaotic day, with both pro-Tibet and pro-China protesters gathering to greet the torch on its only North American stop: Torch route drastically changed to thwart hordes of protesters.

SFGate has extensive coverage right now on its front page, including video, photos and a map of the torch route. In the photo above, that's Kasang Chodon of El Cerrito, shouting for Tibetan freedom at United Nations Plaza.

UPDATE: Here's another story on mixed feelings for the Beijing Olympics within the China American community: Chinese-Americans Divided Over Olympic Protests. Reactions are as divided as diverse as the community itself. Though the guy quoted at the end sounds like he has NO idea what is going on.

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