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Mayor admits mistake in allowing Chinese secret police to guard torch

Updated: April 15, 2008, 2:09 PM ET
Reuters

LONDON -- Mayor Ken Livingstone said on Tuesday that it was a mistake to allow Chinese secret police officers to guard the Olympic torch when it was paraded through London earlier this month.

"It was wrong and should not have happened," Livingstone told a BBC Radio London debate.

Livingstone, who is standing for reelection as the Labour Party's candidate in London's mayoral elections next month, was taking part in the debate with two of his fellow candidates, Conservative ...

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