Olympic Torch relay on new route

April 9, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Olympic Torch relay has significantly changed its route.

At this point, the torch is headed north on Van Ness toward Aquatic Park, west on Bay Street, under the Golden Gate Bridge and then will board a shuttle headed for Justin Herman Plaza for the closing ceremony.

LIVE VIDEO: Watch LIVE coverage of the torch relay run right now.

Rolling street closures are occuring throughout the city.

The crowd at Justin Herman Plaza has grown considerably since 1 p.m. That's probably because protesters learned the torch was not going to be along the Embarcadero. But ABC7's Vic Lee reports the crowd is peaceful.

For a period of time, the whereabouts of the torch were unknown although former Mayor Willie Brown told ABC7 News that it was on a bus in the city.

The torch route was significantly cut short this morning from 8 miles to 4 miles. City officials had warned earlier in the week that the route would be subject to change.

Stay with ABC7NEWS.COM for updates on this developing story.

FULL COVERAGE: SF Olympic Torch Run

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View video taken by Students for a Free Tibet of the Golden Gate Bridge protest here.

For Olympic Torch schedule and information, including street closures and the six-mile route through San Francisco, click here.

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