August 11, 2008 7:12 AM

China's 'protest pens' unused amid arrests, permit denials

Liu Shaowu, director of security for the Olympic Games, announced July 23 that protests could occur at three public parks in Beijing. But a tour of the so-called "protest pens" found no protests. No surprise. Relatives of people who applied to use the protest venues report that applicants were arrested.

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