The Olympic flame had to be put out twice during the torch relay in Paris due to fierce protests against China's handling of the unrest in Tibet.
Under heavy police security, the relay started at the Eiffel Tower on Monday. But on several occasions, police put the torch inside a police vehicle.
Olympic Ghost / Demon / Time Traveler @ Torch ceremony 2008
Ah oil, the feudal religious despots best friend in the modern world.
Family detained at start of torch relay
Is Olympic burning ?
Nothing is made public though Tibet is an epicenter.
The damage situation on the side of China of the quake damage is only made public.
(Though the earthquake shock is being observed by Thailand. )
Chinese says, "One China". However, they seem to think Tibet to be another country.