The Tibetan protesters tried in London— They succeeded in Paris.
The flame got Snufffffffed in Paris…
French former tennis player Arnaud Di Pasquale reacts as he carries the extinguished Olympic torch in Paris April 7, 2008. The flame was extinguished by officials so it could be put on a bus because of a high number of pro-Tibetan demonstrations along the route. Eighty Olympic torch relay runners cover 28 km (17 miles) from the Eiffel Tower to the Charlety stadium in the French capital. (REUTERS/Partrick Kovarik)
It was so bad that they had to put it on a bus.
An unidentified athlete (2nd R) runs near the extinguished Olympic torch under tight security near the Eiffel Tower in Paris April 7, 2008. The flame was extinguished at least twice by officials before being put on a bus because of a high number of pro-Tibetan demonstrations along the route. (REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen)
The officials ended up snuffing the flame 5 times because of the chaos.
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It must have been chaotic. France has a policy of not showing the faces of policemen in the news. Even that was ignored…
Demonstrators holds flags as security line the route of the Olympic Torch in Paris, Monday April 7, 2008. (AP)