Dignitaries in Norway honored this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner , imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, with an empty chair.

Liu wasn't able to collect the prestigious award in Oslo on Friday because he is being held in a Chinese prison. Beijing is infuriated at the Nobel committee for awarding the Chinese dissident the prize. They clamped down on coverage of the event - blocking Western news websites  and blacking out any Western television reports on the honor.

Read more about China's reaction to the prize in msnbc's Behind The Wall blog.

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Video: China reacts with fury over Nobel laureate

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    >> chair in oslo as the nobel prize winner -- ian williams joins us from beijing . good morning.

    >> reporter: good morning, natalie, a crackdown on the award don't stop protests in beijing today. they knew the authorities would quickly crack down. but that didn't stop scores of ordinary people from across the country gathering to demand an end to human rights abuses . they knew that today the eyes of the world were on china. this is a protest that was brai bravely and kindly broken up here. even building a wall near the compound where the wife of the nobel winner is under house arrest . she is in jail for 11 years for subversion after calling for greater democracy in china. the authorities have angrily condemned the award as an obscenity calling the demonstrate fors anti- china clowns.

    >> ian williams in beijing for us this morning.

Photos: Ceremony for Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo

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  1. A children's choir bows after performing at the ceremony for Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo at city hall in Oslo on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. Liu, a democracy activist, is serving an 11-year prison sentence in China on subversion charges brought after he co-authored a bold call for sweeping changes to Beijing's one-party communist political system. An empty chair was left for Liu on the podium. (John McConnico / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. A protester holds up a cardboard reading 'No meddling in China's internal affairs' as pro-Chinese authorities demonstrators take to the street in Oslo to voice their opposition to the awarding of this year's Nobel Peace Prize to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. (Morten Holm / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. King Harald V, left, and Queen Sonja, second from left, arrive with the Nobel Peace Prize committee during the ceremony for the Nobel Laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo at the city hall in Oslo. (Odd Andersen / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Activists of Amnesty International wear masks with the face of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, with protest banner reading; 'Your message can save lives', during a rally in Berlin on Friday. (Stephanie¬†Pilick / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Actors Denzel Washington and Anne Hathaway attend the ceremony for Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo at city hall in Oslo. (John McConnico / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. A pro-democracy protester cries during the live broadcast of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Hong Kong's Charter Garden on Friday. (Tyrone Siu / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee Thorbjoern Jagland sits next to the Nobel diploma and Nobel medal placed on the empty chair during the ceremony in Oslo. (Heiko Junge / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. A security man, only a hand shown, tries to keep a cameraman from shooting video footage Friday outside the residential compound where Liu Xia, the wife of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, lives in Beijing. China tightened a wide-ranging clampdown on dissidents and blocked some news websites ahead of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize. (Andy Wong / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. The Nobel diploma awarded Liu Xiabo reads: 'The Norwegian Nobel Committee has in accordance with the testament of Alfred Nobel, drawn on November 25th 1895, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2010, to Liu Xiaobo'. It is signed by the Committee members Thorbjoern Jagland, Kaci K. Five, Ellen-Marie Ytterhorn, Sissel Roenbeck and Aagot Valle. (Berit Roald / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. A picture of this year's Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo at an exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo on Friday. (Scanpix Norway / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Protesters toast Nobel prize winner Liu Xiaobao in Hong Kong on Friday. (Mike Clarke / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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