Protests reroute Olympic torch in N. Ireland

Associated Press
A Irish Republican protester is arrested by Police Service of Northern Ireland officers as the Olympic torch tried to pass in Londonderry, Monday, June 4, 2012.  Republican protesters caused the Olympic torch to be rerouted Monday.  (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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Irish Republican Army supporters clashed with police June 4 and forced Olympic torch organizers to divert the route of their relay, marring what had been a jubilant day's procession through a sun-soaked Northern Ireland. The protesters made clear they were seeking to confront police, not the Olympic torch itself.

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