Four human rights activists from U.K. and U.S. were arrested and expelled from China today. On August 6 at 5:47 a.m., three men and one woman managed to hang two banners on light posts. One banner said “Tibet will be Free”; the other said “One World One Dream Free Tibet”. Per Xinhua News, police arrived within 12 minutes and arrested them.
A spoke person of the Beijing Olympics Committee said: “their behavior is unacceptable and illegal.”
The two British citizens have boarded a Frankfurt-bound plane; the two Americans were flying to San Francisco.
Source: BBC, August 7, 2008