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San Francisco Ups Security For Torch Relay

By: Associated Press/KKTV
By: Associated Press/KKTV

The Olympic torch relay Wednesday makes its only U.S. appearance with a scheduled six-mile jog through the streets of San Francisco.

Following angry disruptions in London and Paris by people protesting China's human rights record, security in San Francisco is unusually tight. The flame arrived Tuesday and has been kept at an undisclosed location. And if there are disruptions, the route could be changed.

Actor Richard Gere and Nobel Peace Prize-winning cleric Desmond Tutu attended a candlelight vigil last night and urged President Bush to boycott the opening ceremony in Beijing.

Leaders of San Francisco's famed Chinatown are appealing for peace for the torch run.

Officials laying on extra security are also trying to protect speech and diversity. Among those being attracted to the flame: nudists. They want the games played the way the ancient Greeks did, naked.


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