At first I did not see the Chinese flags. The lady who handed me the pamplets asked if I knew what was happening around Tibet and the Olympic Games, and my reply – hinting at my sympathy for Tibet – made her squirm. Only when I looked beyond her did I see the sea of red.
It was a demonstration by Chinese students studying here in Germany, against the supposedly incorrect portrayal by some Internet-based media on the recent Tibet related uprisings. The placards highlighted photos showing “Indische Polizei” (Indian Policemen) dragging Tibetians, with the intent of showing that the Chinese were being framed by the media.