First (of many) protestors removed from Olympic events

While most Americans are watching the opening ceremony (on tape delay) the events have already gotten underway in China, with http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7550802.stm#mce_temp_url# (of likely many) protests. Two students attempted to display a Tibetan flag at the dressage competition and were promptly removed by security police.

For those who didn’t know, due to some of the equestrian diseases that are present on the mainland (but not in Hong Kong) the Olympic committee opted to move all the horse events to Hong Kong where they will be held at the Sha Tin raceway and a new facility built especially for the Olympics.