Beijing Olympics not for everyone
Political uprisings are common place in democratic societies. But not so in China. The Chinese Communist Party ensures that dissent is continued to be frowned upon and dealt with harshly.
Since China won the 2008 Olympic bid it has sought to show the rest of the world that human rights are well respected in the country. But the Falon Gong, a movement that practices meditation, claims that its members are so badly dealt with by authorities, they continue to be tortured, murdered, and have their organs harvested and sold. In this protest march in Brisbane Australia, the Falun Gong carried photos of their lost relatives and friends who they claim are the victims of authorised murders in China.
For these people at least, raising awareness of their cause is the only positive to come from the Olympic Games
Photo credits: David Hilcher.