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Vancouver: Global Human Rights Torch Relay Stops in Vancouver

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Part of a tour spanning 40 countries, the Human Rights Torch arrives at the Vancouver Art Gallery


It began in August of last year in Athens and has continued through Europe, Australia and New Zealand, parts of South Asia, Africa and South America, finally arriving in Vancouver on Sunday, May 25 as its last North American stop. The Global Human Rights Torch Relay is aimed to raise awareness about China's human rights record before the start of the Olympic Games in Beijing this summer. Scheduled to end in Hong Kong in July, protesters are trying to emphasize that the atrocities being committed in China are not in keeping with the spirit of the Olympics.


Read the full length article on the Global Human Rights Torch visit in Vancouver.


Watch Jayson Go report on the 'Global Human Rights Torch' in Vancouver Watch video (runs 1:47)

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