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Officials Extinguish Olympic Torch Again

April 8, 2008

PARIS April 7, 2008 (AP) — Security officials have extinguished the
Olympic torch for a second time amid heavy protests during the torch
relay in Paris.

Police have escorted the flame onto a bus, apparently to move it away
from protesters.

The flame was being carried out of a Paris traffic tunnel by an athlete
in a wheelchair when it was stopped because protesters booed and began
chanting "Tibet."

It was the second time Monday that officials extinguished the torch amid
protests. The procession was apparently being continued on board a bus.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information.
AP's earlier story is below.

PARIS (AP) — Security officials have extinguished the Olympic torch amid
heavy protests during the relay in Paris.

Police in jogging gear put the torch out and brought it aboard a bus,
apparently to move it away from protesters. The flame was being carried
down a road along the Seine River amid demonstrators carrying Tibetan
flags when the relay was stopped. It is not immediately clear what
police plan next.

About 3,000 police — riding motorcycles, jogging or traveling on skates
— are on hand to protect the Olympic torch. The relay started Monday at
the Eiffel Tower.
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