Saw on ESPN.com AP reports that
Beijing will set up specially designated zones for protesters during next month’s Olympics … Liu Shaowu, director for security for the Beijing Olympic organizing committee, said Wednesday that areas in at least three public parks near outlying sporting venues have been set aside for use by demonstrators.
It seems to me BOCOG did its homework and listened to some sound advices. As one American researcher in Beijing noted, “the zones would help deflect criticism from all but the more extreme rights groups.”
The protester wannabes can now have their field days in this new-age Woodstock, while the rest of world can truly enjoy the festival of the Olympics without being bothered by saboteurs, foreign or domestic alike, as any trouble maker outside these zones ought to be brought to justly, swiftly, and decisively.
Brilliant move, I think. What say you?