Winter Olympics brace for opposition protests

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on February 6, 2010 11:40 am

British Columbia has a strong history of protecting free speech, so as mass protests are being planned by those opposed to the Winter Olympics, it will certainly be interesting to see how accommodating authorities will be as the world descends on Vancouver and Whistler.

The Los Angeles Times has called the anticipated protests “the biggest displays ever of organized opposition to the Olympics themselves.”

Protestors vary in their beefs with games.  Some decry the corporate culture, others the environmental damage or the large public costs, and as is the case with most Olympic games, aboriginal natives of the land object to the games being held on their stolen land.

The Times article said some protest leaders would try to block spectators and competitors from getting to the venues.  So, Bode, if you’re reading, leave a little early this time.

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