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Last Updated: Thursday April 10 2008 07:09 GMT

Olympic promise after more chaos

Protesters in San Francisco

Olympic chiefs are reassuring athletes the 2008 Games will be a success, after more protests disrupted the American leg of the torch relay.

Loads of people in San Francisco didn't get to see the torch, after organisers changed the route at the last minute to try and avoid protesters.

They are upset about the way China rules Tibet, and the way the Chinese Government treats Tibetan people.

The torch is now on its way to Argentina in South America.

It was lit in Olympia, Greece, last week and will go through 20 countries before being carried into the Beijing Games opening ceremony on 8 August.

But protesters have been causing chaos along the way.

Police in San Francisco
Loads of police helped guard the torch in San Francisco

Thirty-seven people were arrested as demonstrators tried to disrupt its journey through London, and in Paris, the torch had to be put out three times because of protests.

The Tibet situation is complicated. In March this year, people demonstrated in Tibet because they don't want it to be ruled by China, and a number of people died.