Olympic flame extinguished amid protests

HUMAN rights protestors have forced the Olympic flame to be extinguished in Paris today.After a controversial parade through London yesterday the flame continued its journey to Beijing by moving to Paris today amid heavy demonstrations.

HUMAN rights protestors have forced the Olympic flame to be extinguished in Paris today.

After a controversial parade through London yesterday the flame continued its journey to Beijing by moving to Paris today amid heavy demonstrations.

It was being carried through the city under tight security but the officers charged with ensuring its safe passage made the decision to put the flame out and take the torch on a bus as it travelled near the Seine.

Reports said the move was made to get away from the protestors who were carrying Tibetan flags.

The torch relay, which will see the flame carried to the top of Everest, has been overshadowed by controversy relating to China's human rights record and its treatment of Tibet.