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Thursday, 14 February 2008

Protests Increase

Following on from Steve Spielberg's decision to drop out of advising the Beijing Olympics, eight Nobel peace laureates have written on open letter to the Chinese president demanding action to end "atrocities" in Sudan.

The open letter, published in The Independent newspaper, accuses China of "providing resources that make it easier for that government to continue to carry out its atrocities".

Olympic athletes, MPs and business leaders are among the other signatories.

The Olympics, despite the best efforts/wishes of the Chinese and IOC, does not and cannot exist in a vacuum. However, engagement rather than boycott is the best way to promote understanding and change.

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