Anti-communist China protestors lined the streets in San Fransisco and protested against the arrival of China’s President Xi Jinping.
Anti-communist protestors however were outnumbered by Chinese nationals who were in San Fransisco to show their support towards Xi Jinping.
According to NBC News reporter John Zuchelli, a fight broke out between the two separate groups outside of the Hyatt Regency hotel in San Francisco.
The clash began as Biden and Xi Jinping were meeting about 25 miles away in Woodside, California.
Watch some of the clash here:
BREAKING: Fight breaks out between separate Chinese factions near the Hyatt Regency hotel in San Francisco amid Xi-Biden meeting
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) November 15, 2023
#BREAKING A fight breaks out between separate Chinese factions outside of the Hyatt Regency hotel in San Francisco. At the same time President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are meeting about 30 miles away in Woodside CA. @nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/QIb1GjSCQ6
— John Zuchelli (@tvzuke) November 15, 2023
Anti-China protestors making themselves heard close to the APEC summit venue – just not to Xi Jinping, who is meeting Joe Biden in a country estate about 40 minutes from here. pic.twitter.com/y3xKb01FQd
— Janelle Dumalaon (@janelledumalaon) November 15, 2023
Here’s what ABC 7 News:
Protests are continuing in San Francisco as the APEC summit ramps up with the arrival of Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping, along with other large events.
After hundreds marched down Market Street Tuesday, demanding an immediate cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war, more protesters from multiple groups gathered Wednesday morning.
More protests are expected throughout the day and the rest of the week.
A number of organizations protested the start of the APEC CEO summit Wednesday morning, attempting to shut it down.
The group met near the 5th Street BART station and marched to 5th Street and Mission, where hundreds were lining the streets near the Moscone Center.
The protesters were attempting to block APEC attendees from entering the event.
Protesters were locking arms and chanting “No to APEC.” City crews were also turning traffic around at the area.
Yesterday in San Francisco, the anti-CCP Chinese and pro-CCP Chinese had a fight pic.twitter.com/QjxS3k4Yo5
— Bin Xie (解滨） (@bxieus) November 15, 2023
Here’s what KRON 4 reported:
As the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting entered its fifth day, protesters took to the streets across San Francisco, resulting in Muni being rerouted. To the south, there are also protests near the planned location for Wednesday’s meeting between President Joe Biden and Chinese Leader Xi Jinping. With widespread street closures in effect, including two lanes shut down on the Bay Bridge, San Francisco has been transformed by the conference, which is expected to draw 20,000 people and 22 world leaders to the city.
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Wednesday, Nov. 15
11:30 a.m. — Biden-Xi meeting underway in Woodside
President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping opened their first face-to-face meeting in more than a year Wednesday with a solid handshake ahead of talks with far-reaching implications for a world grappling with economic cross currents, wars in the Middle East and Europe, tensions in Taiwan and more.