Headline in the Guardian today…

"Elderly women sentenced to year's labour over Olympics protest"

Summary: Two women in their 70's were sentenced to a year of "re-education through labour" because they applied for a permit to protest at the designated protest areas around the Olympics. Not that they protested, mind you… they just applied for it.

In the meantime, not a single protest permit has been approved and so therefore there have been no protests.