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Woman Arrested for Trying to Put Out the Olympic Torch With Water Gun

Woman Arrested for Trying to Put Out the Olympic Torch With Water Gun

The 53-year-old woman shot her water gun in protest at the Olympic torch relay in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan (not pictured). Photos: Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images (left); ShutterstockA 53-year-old woman in Japan was arrested on Sunday for shooting a water gun at the Olympic torch during a relay, as she protested the decision to hold the Tokyo Games amid the pandemic. In a viral video posted on YouTube and other social media sites, the woman is heard calling for the torch to be put out and shouting “end to the Olympics” while she shoots water toward the flame. The Tokyo Summer Games are set to begin on July 23 after they were postponed for a year. Two Ugandan Olympians and a Serbian athlete were quarantined after they tested positive for the virus upon their arrival in Tokyo.

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