PROTEST: The scuffle happened when the Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrived at Parliament today.
LATEST: Green MP Russel Norman had a Tibetan flag torn from his hands by a member of Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping's entourage when he arrived at Parliament today.
Dr Norman said he believed it was one of the vice president's security guards.
Arriving in a convoy of around six vehicles with a police escort, the guards initially tried to shield the flag with their bodies and umbrellas before it was torn from Dr Norman's hand with a member of the vice president's entourage standing on it as the VIP was rushed through the front entrance of Parliament.
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