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Olympic protests turn violent

Two officers injured in clashes with protesters

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Anti-Olympics sentiment heated up on Saturday as protesters clashed with police, smashed windows and kicked cars in downtown Vancouver. Local newspapers reported that protesters threw objects at police—injuring at least two—spray-painted cars and buses, intimidated passersby and pushed over mail and newspaper boxes. Riot police arrested several demonstrators at the scene. The violence follows Friday’s demonstrations, when roughly 100 demonstrators briefly blocked the route of the Olympic torch relay, and later 1500 attempted to disrupt the opening ceremony.

Agence France-Presse

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