Dafydd at Big Lizards has some documentary evidence that the attacks on the Olympic torch procession may have been planned in Beijing. One particular attack made international news when a supposed supporter of Tibet attacked a torchbearer in a wheelchair during the Paris parade:
The impression this gave the world was similar to what Chinese authorities wanted the world to think about protests in Tibet — that the Tibetans had initiated the violence and were “terrorizing” China. However, the young man attacking the wheelchair-bound torch carrier had his picture taken before this assault, only he wasn’t marching with Tibetan supporters. Dafydd has the photograph that clearly shows him as a supporter of the Beijing contingent in Paris, arriving at the parade under the Communist China flag — wearing his Tibet bandana.
Be sure to read the rest of Dafydd’s post, especially for the reaction in the Chinese blogosphere.