PARIS -(AP) Security officials have extinguished the Olympic torch for a second time amid heavy protests during the torch relay in Paris.
Police have escorted the flame onto a bus, apparently to move it away from protesters.
The flame was being carried out of a Paris traffic tunnel by an athlete in a wheelchair when it was stopped because protesters booed and began chanting “Tibet.”
It was the second time Monday that officials extinguished the torch amid protests. The procession was apparently being continued on board a bus.
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PARIS (AP) — Security officials have extinguished the Olympic torch amid heavy protests during the relay in Paris.
Police in jogging gear put the torch out and brought it aboard a bus, apparently to move it away from protesters. The flame was being carried down a road along theamid demonstrators carrying Tibetan flags when the relay was stopped. It is not immediately clear what police plan next.
About 3,000 police — riding motorcycles, jogging or traveling on skates — are on hand to protect the Olympic torch. The relay started Monday at the.