Indonesia Torch Run Stays Inside Stadium

15-mile relay scaled back to a few laps before hand-picked crowd
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2008 10:56 AM CDT
Tibetan activists are surrounded by Indonesian police during a "Free Tibet" protest Tuesday, April 22, 2008 in Jakarta, Indonesia.   (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
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(Newser) – The Olympic torch passed through Indonesia today with little incident and less fanfare, the BBC reports. What was originally supposed to be a 15-mile relay was abbreviated to a few laps around a Jakarta stadium before a crowd of 5,000 carefully credentialed spectators. Outside, police broke up a pro-Tibet demonstration, arresting six of the roughly 100 protesters.