Olympics: Britons and Americans held over Tibet protests
Protesters unfurl flags and banners near Bird's Nest stadium
- Tania Branigan and Paul Kelso in Beijing
- Wednesday August 06 2008 10:15 BST
Four protesters including two Britons have been detained in the Chinese
capital after hanging Free Tibet banners close to the main Bird's Nest stadium.
The demonstration underlined the clash between competing views of the Olympics in Beijing, as thousands of euphoric spectators cheered the arrival of the torch in Tiananmen Square while foreign activists launched a series of small protests around the city.
Given the massive security operation in the capital and the carefully organised audience, no one expected demonstrations in or around the square during the relay.