Protests as China's Xi arrives in Prague

A Czech flag hangs next to a Chinese flag splattered with a black substance, in Prague on March 26, 2016Protests greeted China’s President Xi Jinping as he arrived in Prague on Monday on the first visit by a Chinese head of state to the Czech Republic. Along the road leading from the airport, dozens of pro-Tibetan demonstrators scuffled with well-wishers who had turned out to welcome the Chinese leader on a visit which has seen Czech President Milos Zeman come under fire for his pro-China policies. On Monday, demonstrators put up a giant picture of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama with the late Czech president Vaclav Havel, a former dissident and human rights activist, in a park by a road leading from the airport.

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