It is a ceremony that dates back to ancient
The protesters were urging a worldwide boycott of the upcoming games as a proper response to the Chinese government crackdown on
As Liu Qi, president of the Chinese organizing committee was giving a speech to thousands in a ceremony that has been repeated for millennia, the group began their loud chants. Immediately following the banner unfurling, a Tibetan woman covered herself in redÂ paint in front of the first Olympic flame runner.
Greek television carried the scene live while Chinese television quickly cut away to a pre-recorded segment.