Five American Pro-Tibet Activists Detained
Five American activists who unfurled a banner spelling out "Free Tibet" on Tuesday near the National Stadium in Beijing have been detained.
The five protesters were taken away by security before midnight, according to Students for a Free Tibet. The organization identified the detained activists as Amy Johnson, 33, Sam Corbin, 24, Liza Smith, 31, Jacob Blumenfeld, 26, and Lauren Valle, 21.
Separately, another American James Powderly, a graffiti artist who had planned to use lasers to flash messages about Tibet on buildings in Beijing, was also detained.
--Ariana Eunjung Cha
August 20, 2008; 12:42 AM ET
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