Protests disrupt Olympic torch relay in London
At least 35 were arrested Sunday after having successfully disrupted the Beijing Olympic torch as it traveled across London, the London Times reported.
The torch had to be detoured at least once after police announced they could no longer maintain order among the multitudes of protestors.
The New York Times reported that the protestors attempted to break through police barriers and grab the torch. Other tried to douse it with fire extinguishers.
The protestors gathered to voice concern over its recent use of force in Tibet and its human rights practices, including labor camps and crackdown on free speech.
The torch made its way across London as it travels around the world en route to the Beijing Olympic games being held from Aug. 8-24.
Police estimated 80,000 spectators came to watch the torch relay across the city.
Several British celebrities intentionally avoided the torch relay as sign of solidarity with Tibetan independence activists.