Free Tibet Protesters Scale Golden Gate Bridge

Local news is going ga-ga this morning with the still-developing story of three alleged Students For a Free Tibet protesters who are scaling the west side of the Golden Gate Bridge to unfurl a banner and/or Tibetan flag to protest the controversial Olympic torch relay — its only North American stop — scheduled for tomorrow in San Francisco. Predictably, bridge traffic is said to be at a near standstill.

According to reports, the death-defying helmeted protesters are tethered together, one of them wielding a suitcase of some kind. ABC 7's live coverage confirms that the group has successfully opened a long banner reading “One World One Dream: Free Tibet 2008.”

That'll show mean old China! Kidding. Seriously, be careful up there and enjoy the view.

— B.B.

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