Torch passes through downtown Houston

April 27, 2008 4:49:25 PM PDT
The Olympic torch did not come to Houston, but an alternative human rights torch did pass through downtown Sunday afternoon. The Houston Peace and Justice Ceremony organized the rally at Jones plaza. Activists are holding the parallel torch relay in response to what they call China's human rights violations against Tibetans and other religious groups.

Houston was one of 150 stops on the torch's six-continent tour.

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