Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/14/tibet_youtube/
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Free publicity for protest video
YouTube has pulled a video of a Free Tibet protest after receiving a takedown notice from the International Olympics Committee.
The video, of a protest action at the Chinese Consulate in New York, was removed from YouTube and promptly reappeared on Vimeo, BlipTVand dozens of other video sites. At the time of writing it is even back on YouTube (warning: Link contains drum and bass, and unpleasant images).
The New York protest has been superceded by rather braver protesters facing actual Chinese police in Beijing.
A search for 'china tibet protest' on YouTube footage uploaded today returns 32 videos - most focused on ITN reporter John Ray bravely reporting via a minibus window after his apparent arrest. ®