Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Security at the Olympic Park and all around China has gotten and will continue to get tight in anticipation of this year's games - the largest Olympic Games in history. There is the threat of terrorist activity from Islamic extremists from Tibet. So much so that the government has ordered citizens indoors during the torch run, as the torch makes its way through China towards Beijing. As the torch enters a city, cars are prohibited from being on the roads, shops and businesses are closed, and people are encouraged to stay indoors and watch the torch relay from home. Many go out to witness the relay in person, but most comply with the orders of the government.