The flag-strewn welcome wagon for China’s dictator stirred anti-communists to take actions into their own hands in what some considered “the most American thing…seen in Cali for a while.”
President Joe Biden and his sycophant, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), had appeared to take great strides this week to make sure Chinese Communist Party leader President Xi Jinping was neither subjected to displays of freedom nor the realities of failed leftist policies. However, San Francisco streets lined with the Five-star Red Flag didn’t tell the whole story as video captured spars with supporters struggling to keep the banners from getting ripped down.
One recording captured the crowded streets penned in by security fencing, erected for the safety of Xi’s motorcade, which had been notably covered with the CCP standard with a scant few American Flags displayed in the mix. The opponents to the dictatorial regime could be seen pushing through the crowd to tear the communist symbols down.
As social media strategist Chuck Callesto wrote, “Citizens in California have had enough, CCP flags now being torn down in San Francisco by angry protesters..”
JUST IN: Citizens in California have had enough, CCP flags now being torn down in San Francisco by angry protesters..
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) November 17, 2023
Another video from streets of the City by the Bay, which had been swept clean of homeless encampments and human excrement along the route in advance of Xi’s visit, showed one man seen in the previous clip described as wearing the garb of a “Manchurian prince…beating up old people waving Chinese flags.”
Notably, the “prince” was unarmed in the video and the one communist supporter he was directly interacting with appeared to be holding some kind of stick.
BREAKING: This afternoon in San Francisco, a guy dressed as Manchurian prince was beating up old people waving Chinese flags
Some people were brought to the hospital right away from injuries pic.twitter.com/jwzLMVOgHE
— Jenny, Girl from 4th , 鄰白廢物 (@JennyChachan) November 17, 2023
Elsewhere, an actual brawl was witnessed where allegedly, “The pro-communist faction started the attack, trying to hide their actions with Chinese flags. The anti-communists defended themselves, escalating into a fierce fight.”
During that altercation, parties from either side could be seen tussling on the ground with both men losing shoes in the scuffle and one ending up with a bloodied lip.
In San Francisco, pro-communist and anti-communist Chinese groups clashed violently. The pro-communist faction started the attack, trying to hide their actions with Chinese flags. The anti-communists defended themselves, escalating into a fierce fight. pic.twitter.com/lN47kdwxpW
— Inty热点新闻 (@__Inty__) November 17, 2023
In addition to those protests, a gathering outside the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit featured individuals said to represent the New Federal State of China wearing shirts that said “Take Down the XiCP” and waving signs that read “Xi Communist Party is a Global Crime.”
— NFSC Speaks (@NFSCSpeak) November 15, 2023
Others appearing to represent Tibet marched with their own flag and signs that said, “Chinas Economy Built on Genocide.”
Anti-Chinese Communist Party protesters in San Francisco during APEC meetings including today between Biden and Xi pic.twitter.com/ByexXEfSGp
— EthanBaron (@ethanbaron) November 15, 2023
As it happened, despite the red carpet treatment and in line with the apparent willingness to make concessions to the CCP toward the alleged continued human rights abuses against ethnic Uyghurs, even Biden faced facts when asked, “Would you still refer to President Xi as a dictator?”
“Well, look, he is. He’s a dictator in the sense that he’s a guy who runs a country that is a communist country that’s based on a form of government totally different from ours,” the president said during a press conference after meeting with Xi.
Reactions to protesters confronting the communist sympathizers were notably positive as one wrote, “Honestly, that’s the most American thing I’ve seen in Cali for a while.”
Honestly, that’s the most American thing I’ve seen in Cali for a while.
— double WW (@vabikerboy89) November 17, 2023
They never should have gone up in the first place.
— Phineas J. Spratt, Esquire (@alongtheway) November 17, 2023
It’s about time they tore down those CCP flags. San Francisco is taking a stand against foreign influence that has no place in our nation.
— Frank (@FrankChronicles) November 17, 2023
Good for them. It would have been nice had they done it during Xi’s motorcade
— Diana Heard (@PatriotCitzen) November 17, 2023
America was founded by rejecting tyranny. Absolutely
— Clekro (@ClekroTTV) November 18, 2023
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