Hoping for a glimpse of President Hu Jintao
- June 27, 2010 9:51 PM |
- By G20 Street Team
Chinese President Hu Jintao, right, waves as he arrives for the official family photo at the G20 Summit Sunday. (Christophe Ena/AP Photo/Canadian Press)
By Amina Zafar, CBC News
I saw a gathering of about 150 people, some holding Chinese flags, outside the CIBC at Spadina and Bremner around 6 p.m. this evening. Several of them told me they were hoping to see China's President Hu Jintao and his motorcade.
The larger group held a red banner with yellow lettering for a Chinese-Canadian group in Hamilton, and Chinese and Canadian flags. There was also a drummer.
A group of seven people stood in front holding up a yellow Falun Dafa banner with red lettering. One of them told me they wanted the Chinese leader to respect human rights and stop the persecution of Falun Gong.
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