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VOA: Chinese Petitioners Stopped Xi’s Motorcade Outside Department of State

On September 25, 2015, petitioners from Beijing, Shanghai, and two central provinces, Hunan and Hubei, among other regions of China, briefly stopped Xi Jinping’s motorcade when Xi and his wife were heading toward the Department of State for lunch during Xi’s state visit to Washington. 

At around 1:10 p.m., Xi’s motorcade was passing through the intersection of 18th St NW and E St NW. Several Chinese petitioners rushed toward and stopped two stretch Cadillacs. It was reported that Ms. Li Huanjun, from Beijing and Ms. Ge Lifang, from Shanghai, stopped the second Cadillac. From within, Xi looked squarely into the eyes of one of the petitioners for several seconds. The police rushed over and took the petitioners off the street and released them. Then Xi’s motorcade proceeded toward the State Department. Later, Xi sent someone from his entourage to chat with the petitioners and to take their complaint letters. 
Source: Voice of America, September 25, 2015