sochi 2014 protest for the circassian genocide

The next Winter Olympic will be hosted in Sochi 2014, Russia. The people here are protesting about Russia holding the game at Sochi which used to belong to the Circassian until they were massacared. While I do sympathize with them, but the Circassian genocide happened at around 1867, about the time of American Civil War. Granted, the Circassian had been discriminated from the past and even today. The exiles were disallowed from entering their homeland. Their situation are similar to the Tibetans and the American Natives... They all have been treated unfairly, but really not much can be done, consider their former suppressors were Russia, China and the USA, all super-power class countries.

As futile as it looks, I still view this protest in a positive way. They were peaceful in nature, they didn't block the entrance, and they were very clear about what they were protesting for (by handing out phamplets). It is a strong contrast to the scum-bag protestors in Robson Street.

I don't think much can be done about land-ceding, but at least Russia and China can improve the way they treat the natives (like in US or Canada... well it isn't perfect but at least nobody has to be jailed/exiled/executed, not recently anyway).

Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, North America
Info F 8.0 1/15 ISO 80 with Canon PowerShot G11
Keywords Canada, Downtown, Olympic,, Vancouver
Continent North America Country Canada
State British Columbia City Vancouver
Weather Rain Temperature Cold
Event Winter Olympic Date 2010:02:13 14:07:06
Make Canon Model Canon PowerShot G11
Rating 2 Lens 6.1-30.5 mm
Flash Off, Did not fire Focal 12.1 mm
Exposure 1/15 F Number 8.0
ISO 80 White Bal. Auto
Metering Multi-segment Compensation 0
Hyperfocal 2.83 m Latitude 49.2730555555556
Longitude -123.102863888889 Altitude 4.303060056 m
File Size 3.7 MB
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