Olympic protests have escalated
on both sides, with at least seven activists arrested for smashing
windows and police ramping up their presence from "friendly security"
to full riot gear mode. Some protesters have taken issue with press
reports of "a criminal element" among them, charging that Olympics
organizers are criminal for "pillaging public coffers" to the tune of
$8 billion when homeless numbers are climbing. More on
the Games here.
"We and our children are going to be paying for these Games for decades," said Leo Hunt, a 55-year-old sawmill worker.