Protestors from Hong Kong, U.S. Taken Away by Beijing Police

A group of disgruntled Hong Kong businessmen who went to protest outside Beijing's Zhongnanhai compound where China's leaders live were taken away by police.

One of the men, Wang Wenjin, previously told The Washington Post that he and the others had been cheated out of their investment in a Shanghai company. The group had tried to apply for a permit to protest during the Olympics earlier in the week but police denied their request.

Earlier on Thursday, police stopped a group of foreign activists as they were unfurling a Tibetan flag south of the National Stadium. Students for a Free Tibet identified the activists as Tibetan-German Florien Norbu Gyanatshang, 30; Mandie McKeown, 41, of Britain; and Americans Jeremy Wells, 38 and John Watterberg, 30.

--Ariana Eunjung Cha

August 21, 2008; 7:52 AM ET  | Category:  Postmark Beijing
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