Berlin, 28. March 2014. On the occasion of Xi Jinping's visit to Berlin, Germany, Tibet Initiative Deutschland e.V. (TID) and the Association of Tibetans in Germany held protests in front of the Bellevue Palace and the Federal Chancellery.
Tibet-supporters demanded for Xi Jinping to end the violence in Tibet and to re-enter into a dialogue with the Tibetan government in Exile. The protesters presented a large banner reading "Xi, Dialogue instead of Violence in Tibet" and prepared a photo stunt to emphasize their message.
In the run-up to Xi's visit, the Tibet Initiative Deutschland e.V. started a campaign to German chancellor Angela Merkel. With protest-letters Tibet-supporters asked Merkel to address the human right situation in Tibet in her talks with Xi Jinping and to strongly call for an end of China's oppressive policies in Tibet.