"As civil liberties campaigner Shami Chakrabati helped carry the Olympic flag in the closing minutes of the Olympics opening ceremony, police were laying into demonstrating cyclists just a short walk from the Stratford stadium. The Critical Mass protest over the elite games lanes, to be used mainly by VIPs as they move effortlessly between Park Lane hotels and the games venues, was attacked by police, and a number arrested. They were held on a bus without food or drink all night waiting to be processed. We can expect similar heavy policing for any dissent during the games."
from Lindsey German’s A Tale of Two Cities
funnily enough, Danny Boyle’s Olympics opening ceremony didn’t cover the attacks on the NHS, our history of imperialism, or the austerity and degradation of civil liberties rife today
this counts as Olympics Anti-Freedom Update #3