Two more protesters arrested in Beijing

Pro Tibet activists unfurl a "Free Tibet" banner and Tibetan flags on top of a Beijing Olympics...
Pro Tibet activists unfurl a "Free Tibet" banner and Tibetan flags on top of a Beijing Olympics billboard, next to China Central Television headquarters in Beijing.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
An activist group says police have detained two foreigners who unfurled a "Free Tibet" banner on an Olympic billboard in the latest protest in the Chinese capital.

Kate Woznow, of Students for a Free Tibet, said the protest took place today at the headquarters of the state-owned China Central Television building in east Beijing.

She said one Briton and one Australian-Canadian were detained after climbing up part of the building -- a landmark for its unusual shape -- to unfurl the banner.

Wang Wenjie, from the Beijing Public Security Bureau, said he had no information on the protest and sought written questions before he could comment.

Today's protest was the latest in a string of unauthorised demonstrations in Beijing by the student group since just before the Olympics started.

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