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Dick Cheney to attend torch ceremony in SF?

By Josh Richman
Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 at 3:43 pm in Dick Cheney, Gavin Newsom.

No, just kidding. But that’s what I think of whenever something is moved to “an undisclosed location.” The latest from the Associated Press:

SAN FRANCISCO _ Officials say the planned closing ceremony for the Olympic torch at the San Francisco Bay waterfront is canceled and another one will take place at an undisclosed location.

The ceremony had been slated to take place Wednesday at Justin Herman Plaza, where thousands had gathered to support and protest the Beijing-bound flame’s visit to the city.

Just before the relay began, the torch was rerouted about a mile away from the demonstrators and spectators. Officials say they changed the path because of security concerns.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom tells The Associated Press that a closing ceremony will still take place, but he would not specify where.

So what was intended as a public celebration glorifying China’s hosting of the Olympic Games was reduced to a pell-mell, cat-and-mouse pursuit ending at a secret site. China most certainly will not approve, but that’s democracy and free speech in action, folks.

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