A common occurrence at these protests: CCP's red flags are covering Falun Gong's yellow flags
Students and front groups used to keep protestors out of sight
Epoch Times: The Chinese Embassy in Washington is in “tight control” of the entire process, the GMU student told the reporter.
First the embassy in Washington notified all CSSAs in the DC area that they needed to mobilize for the welcoming. They were told when and where to arrive, and then sent out emails to encourage members to participate. Some referred to a cash payment, and often included a link to a Google spreadsheet for signing up. More...