The Hodzovo Namestie Square in Bratislava turned to red. Chinese patriots with red flags and hats flooded the square under a choreography of Chinese officials to welcome their President Hu Jintao, who visited Slovakia on his way from Russia. The event would be a communist dream come true if only the human-rights activist wouldn’t appear. The daring aggression with which Chinese officials fought with the protesters was quite surprising. Not so surprising was that Slovak policemen instead of the Chinese aggressors arrested some of the peaceful activists in even more aggressive manner.

Chinese prepare flags to welcome their President.

Chinese lined-up on Hodzovo Namestie Square.

Everything must be perfect when Hu Jintao comes...

...but first disturbers appear...

...what's worse human rights activists appear too.

Members of the Chinese welcomming team do their best to protect the flawlessness of the welcomming ceremony...

...they wouldn't even hesitate to wrap the protesters into Chinese flags.

Chinese officials scuffle with protesters demonstrating against the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao in front of the Presidential Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia 18 June 2009, at the start of the official visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao in Slovakia. Jintao arrives from an official visit to Russia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Slovak policemen gladly reach helping hands to their Chinese comrades.

Human rights activist Ondrej Dostal being arrested.

Slovak police arrest protesters demonstrating against the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao in front of the Presidential Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia 18 June 2009, at the start of the official visit of Jintao in Slovakia. Jintao arrives from an official visit to Russia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Another one arrested.

Encouraged Chinese knowing that Slovak police is on their side dare advanced actions.

Chinese officials scuffle with protesters demonstrating against the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao in front of the Presidential Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia 18 June 2009, at the start of the official visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao in Slovakia. Jintao arrives from an official visit to Russia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

A bleeding Falun Gong activist after Chinese officials scuffled with protesters demonstrating against the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao in front of the Presidential Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia 18 June 2009, at the start of the official visit of Jintao in Slovakia. Jintao arrives from an official visit to Russia. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Falun Gong activists protest in neigbouring street...

...face-to-face with the official welcomming team.

Red fever.

A refreshing rainbow flag.

Conductor of the Chinese welcomming team.

A human rights activist (R) and a supporter of Chinese government (L) argue in front of the Presidential Palace in Bratislava, prior to the arrival of Chinese President Hu Jintao, Slovakia 18 June 2009, at the start of the official visit of Jintao in Slovakia. Jintao arrived from an official visit to Russia. EPA/PETER HUDEC