At 5:45 AM on August 15, Beijing time, five pro-Tibet activists unfurled a 375 square-foot banner that read “Free Tibet” in both English and Chinese over a “Beijing 2008 Olympics” billboard in Beijing, just in in front of the State Television’s new headquarters downtown in the Chinese capital.  Institute of Social Ecology Board Member Bianca Bockman and recent UVM graduate Sam Maron were two of the three-member support team that assisted a Canadian woman and a British man who climbed the billboard to drop the banner.  Shortly after it was dropped, large numbers of Chinese police were seen gathering near-by and after about 30 minutes, the five activists were arrested.  Their whereabouts are still unknown at this time.

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