Student tries to show Tibetan flag at Olympics

August 11, 2008 11:26:21 AM PDT
Security officers at an Olympics event in Hong Kong have removed a university student from the audience who tried to display the Tibetan flag. Seated in the front row Saturday, Christina Chan displayed a placard bearing the Canadian flag during the equestrian competition in a Hong Kong suburb.

But hidden beneath the Canadian flag was the Tibetan flag, and when she tried to display that banner a few security officers asked her to leave.

When she refused they carried her out but did not arrest her, says event spokesman Mark Pinkstone.

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