Poverty activists angry at Olympics

Activists say Canada failed commitment to make Winter Games "socially sustainable".

    More than 200 masked demonstrators have staged protests in the Canadian city of Vancouver as the 2010 Winter Olympics officially got under way.

    Many of the protesters were anti-poverty activists who say that Canada has failed to live up to promises it made to tackle poverty when it bid for the event in 2003.

    Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from Vancouver on the Olympic Resistance Network, created with the express intent of disrupting the Winter Games.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.