Friday 19 October 2018

Canberra torch relay passes without major incident

The Olympic torch relay has passed off without major incident in the Australian city of Canberra.

A massive security operation was put in place to prevent a repeat of the protests that disrupted the relays in London, Paris and San Francisco.

There were pockets of protest in Canberra for today's event and several people were detained.

One man managed to leap into the path of the flame at one point before being quickly hauled away by police.

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