Thursday, 3 April 2008

Olympic Flame comes to London

For those of you on the "North Island", on Sunday the 6th. the Burma Campaign UK and the Burmese community will be highlighting China's continued support for Burma's brutal regime by holding a peaceful protest as the Olympic Torch comes to London, opposite Downing Street, at junction of Whitehall and Richmond Terrace between 12:30-1:30

For those wishing to peacefully demonstrate their support for the people of Tibet and the Dalai Lama's calls for dialogue with the Chinese regime the final confirmed route for the London leg of the torch relay is as below. Protests are expected all along the route.

10:30am - Wembley
11:00am - Ladbroke Grove
12:20pm Notting Hill Gate
12pm - Oxford Street
12:30pm - China Town
12:40pm - Piccadilly Circus
12:50pm - Trafalgar Square
1:30pm - Southbank Centre
2:15pm - Somerset House
2:30pm - St Paul's
3pm - Potters Field and More London
4pm - Stratford
5pm - Canary Wharf
6pm - Greenwich

Olympics minister Tessa Jowell backed Mayor Ken Livingstone and his mayoral rival Boris Johnson in defending the right of pro-Tibet activists to stage demonstrations on Sunday, so long as they were peaceful.

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