Greek police

bans orange clothes

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Photo28 March                                                            Press release 24 march

BBC video about the action.

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Photo 29 March from Athens

Press release Friday 28th March 5.20 pm

Greek police bans orange clothes

during Olympic Torch Relay

Danish activists stopped by the Greek police

10 orange activists have been forbidden to follow the Olympic Torch in Greece. They were stopped already 70 kilometres from the city of Larissa, where they had planned to be a peaceful part of the Torch Relay.   

After they had been released and afterwards stopped again, the local policemen told them they had received orders from the chief constable to prevent everything related to TheColorOrange project from entering the Greek Torch cities. At this moment (Friday, 4.40 pm) the Danes are in the middle of an escort with police cars in front and behind them to prevent them from getting away from the main road. The Danish activists have travelled to Greece to join the Torch ceremonies peacefully wearing orange clothes as a symbol of the human rights violations in China.

So now our 10 activists have travelled 3,000 kilometres to be kept back by the Greek police in connection with an absolutely peaceful democratic orange action. It seems grotesque, as one of the slogans of the campaign is, “Can China ban the Color Orange?”  Now the Greek apparently try to anticipate the Chinese. This happens in a country where the democratic ideas and the free debate were founded.


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The Danish activists:

Contact persons:  Michael -  +45 2544 3991 or Benner -  +45 2544 3990

Address in Athens: Hotel Amaryllis, Veranzerou str. & 3rd September, Athens 104 32,

Tel.: +30-210-5238738, Fax: +30-210-5225954, E-mail: amar1@otenet.gr

You can also call me (Jens Galschiot): 6618 4058 or 6614 4038

or 4044 7058



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16 August: Usain Bolt wearing orange bracelet to the Olympic 100m gold record-breaking victory in Beijing

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7 August: Application for permission to demonstrate in the 3 special protest zones during OG in Beijing 2008

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8 May: IOC is trying to avoid political manifestations during OG 2008.

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28 March 2008

Greek police bans orange clothes
  during Olympic Torch Relay

Danish activists stopped by the Greek police

The Chinese democracy

 movement backs

The Color Orange Campaign

The Hong Kong Alliance, one of the cornerstones

 of the Chinese democracy movement has now

decided to join the orange manifestations.

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