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Archbishop Tutu Calls For Olympic Ban

Archbishop Benjamin Tutu called upon nations of the world to refuse attending the Olympic Games in protest for recent outbreaks of violence in Tibet and the refusal of the Chinese government to grant human rights to Tibetans. “For God’s sake,” he told people in San Francisco, “for the sake of our children, the the sake of their children, for the sake of the beautiful people of Tibet– don’t go.” He told Americans to contact “your counterparts in Beijing you wantdd to come but looked at your schedule and realised you have soemthing else to do.” Thousands gathered with him on the streets of San Francisco and shouted: “free Tibet.”

The Olympic Torch will be run through the streets of San Francisco as thousands shout their anger. President Bush insists he will attend the Olympic Games because they are about sports, not politics. s