Fights break out as Taiwan’s President Tsai visits New York

NEW YORK, United States --- Police in New York had to break up fights between supporters and opponents of Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday during a visit to the United States which infuriated Beijing. Taiwanese media broadcast footage of the clashes outside the Grand Hyatt, where Tsai is staying during her two-day US trip. Opponents of Tsai --- many waving Chinese flags --- chanted slogans and fought with supporters, while one man was seen being detained and handcuffed by police. Tsai is spending two days in New York ahead of a visit to diplomatic allies in the Caribbean. Normally the head of a state passing through American soil would not spark controversy but Tai...

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