Olympic torch rally, London: Free Tibet Protest

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(c) Kaustav Bhattacharya 2008 - All rights reserved.

A dramatic scene as Tibetan supporters hold up flags and shout and scream "Free Tibet" at the top of their voices.

Photos can provoke such powerful opinions. I'd just like to say that I'm neither in support of or against the whole "free Tibet" argument. I think it's sad that the Olympic Games are being hijacked by political agendas. At the end of the day I'm just a photographer and I like to cover current affairs events in the city I live in. I went to this event and as I was walking around I noticed these people and thought it would make a great photo, however it's in no way reflective of my opinion on the Tibet issue but I hope you do like the photo!

Listen to my audio recording from the London Olympic torch rally.

The Aperture To Your Soul, guano, and 170 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Eric1192 112 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm from a group "Live Free or Die", which supports various social movements around the globe. We would love it if you would submit this photo to the group pool.

  2. shanghaiwu 111 months ago | reply

    the support here is HUGE

    CONGRATULATIONS to you all.

    There is room for us all to live in PEACE...side by side

  3. sailing358020012 110 months ago | reply

    HEY... silly people around....Tibet was a part of China, it is a part of China, and it will still be part of China! and we can see the result now...if you are not Chinese, please shut up!!!!!

  4. LaurieChristensen2061 109 months ago | reply

    Oh! Yours Olympic torch rally, London: Free Tibet Protest is special for me.Thanks a lot.

  5. ogodei00 108 months ago | reply

    great capture...

  6. jerrychenw 107 months ago | reply

    All the people who support seperating Tibet for China, Fuck U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. BARFLY 107 months ago | reply

    Cast a cold eye,
    On life, on death.
    Horseman, pass by

  8. Tetley T 103 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Personal Ad, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. ridakist 102 months ago | reply

    long live Free Tibet ,Long Live Free Turkistan .Shame on brutal China

  10. loliflickr 96 months ago | reply

    Free Tibet!!!!! Wonderful shot!!!

  11. Kaustav Bhattacharya 96 months ago | reply

    Thanks for all the comments on this photo. One of my most popular shots.

  12. jjmusicpro 96 months ago | reply

    very very cool thanks for the pic!

  13. David C. Foster 88 months ago | reply


    We wish to extend an invitation to submit this photo to the “Global Photojournalism; Politics, News, Protest, and Culture” photo contest. The contest link is here:

    www.flickr.com/groups/global_photojournalism_ news_protest...

    Thank You


  14. @tibettruthIE 80 months ago | reply

    It's a pity that you don't consider the plight of Tibetans in their own country. As a photographer perhaps you should take a trip to Lhasa in Tibet, try to take out your camera to capture some images and see the results Great photo though. For the truth on Tibet follow @tibettruthIE and www.tibettruth.com

  15. trepz7 74 months ago | reply

    TIBET is our country and TIBET belongs to tibetan people....... we don't care about chinese people population.... TIBET belongs toTIBETAN people......... freeeeeee TIBET

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