Protecting the Torch: A Not on My Watch Dilemma

Protests over the Chinese occupation of Tibet have already resulted in a number of deaths – some estimates place the total upwards of 120. The 2008 Olympics have created the perfect platform for those opposed to the Tibetan occupation to make their discontent known. The most obvious symbol of the Olympics is the torch, and securing the torch during the traditional relay journey is a task whose difficulty cannot – and should not – be underestimated.