unfortunately for the flame, and the people running it, there were a lot of angry people there waiting for the flame to arrive.
hundreds of activists blocked the flame's route, forcing the torchbearers to be "packed into vehicles and moved around the demonstration."
the protesters were there to draw attention to a lot of shit that has been ignored since the olympics took over. things like aboriginal rights, environmental issues, poverty, infrastructure, you know, little things.
did the protests raise awareness? do protests ever raise awareness? probably not.
but, the most important question has yet to be answered:
"it's not certain if the flame remained lit during the unexpected detour."