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Protesters in China Use LED Throwies Answered

Pro-Tibet protesters in China used LED Throwies to illuminate a large "Free Tibet" banner in China's Olympic Park, right in front of Beijing's National Stadium.

On Monday, five pro-Tibet activists unfurled a banner spelling out 'Free Tibet' in English and Chinese in blue LED 'throwie' lights in Beijing's Olympic Park tonight. The five were detained by security personnel after displaying the banner for about 20 seconds at 11:48 pm August 19th. Their whereabouts are unknown.

As far as we know, James Powderly, the author of the LED Throwies Instructable is still in Chinese detainment after being picked up by Chinese authorities a few days ago for planning a LASER stenciling event.

Throwies are the most viewed Instructable in history, with over half a million project views to date.

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Firebert010
Firebert010

12 years ago

Once again, China is still China. They need to get their act together.

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RadBear
RadBear

Reply 12 years ago

They do have their act together. They arrested those guys in 20 seconds!!! Talk about a reaction time. That has to be in repressive govt hall of fame. :)

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Kaiven
Kaiven

12 years ago

:O throwies used in China?! wow.

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Jfaranda7
Jfaranda7

Reply 12 years ago

lol perish the thought there only made, packaged, and shipped from china

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Ward_Nox
Ward_Nox

12 years ago

bet thi site is blocked in china cause of this

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cooblades
cooblades

12 years ago

Why won't anyone think of the athletes! I mean children...

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Brennn10
Brennn10

12 years ago

I read in the Philly Inquirer that they were going to be held for 10 days.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

12 years ago

KEWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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shammallamaman
shammallamaman

12 years ago

Yay, I&aposm glad they they are being put to good use
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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

The Olympics are a marvellous spectacle, but they haven't changed the basic facts of the way China deals with internal affairs.

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Notbob
Notbob

12 years ago

YAY! its about time some used these to get a message out!

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joshf
joshf

Reply 12 years ago

no, this is a different article and I linked over to Randy's post.