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25 arrested over Olympic torch protests in London

Published 06/04/2008

At least twenty-five people were arrested as the Olympic torch passed through London.

The relay was marred by disruption from pro-Tibet campaigners challenging Beijing's human rights record.

Protestors tried to wrench the beacon from TV presenter Konnie Huq.

Two activists attempted to put out the flame with fire extinguishers.

China is under increasing pressure over Tibet as it prepares to host the Olympic games.

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