The protests dogging the Olympic torch relay have followed it to Paris, where disruption sounds worse than London, as do some reports of violence.
Via the Independent:
“Paris – which claims to be the city which invented human rights – comprehensively outdid London in its anti-Beijing protests. The torch had to be doused for security reasons four times as the bearer was bundled aboard a bus to avoid protesters who repeatedly broke through a supposedly unbreachable cordon.
“Three human rights activists armed with mountaineering gear climbed part of the way up the Eiffel Tower to unfurl a banner portraying the interlocking Olympic rings as handcuffs.”