Nine German Olympians Protest Chinese Politics

From AP:

Nine German Olympians have posed with pictures of Chinese dissidents held up in front of their faces to protest the country’s politics.

The nine responded to a Suddeutsche Zeitung magazine request sent out to 200 German athletes to pose for a spread headlined “We are all Chinese,” which was published Friday.

The headline was a reference to the famous 1963 “Ich bin ein Berliner (I am a Berliner)” line from then American President John F. Kennedy during a speech for freedom after the Berlin Wall was built.

Sabine Spitz, a mountain biker, chose to hold up over her face a picture of Yang Tongyan, a writer sentenced to 12 years for demanding democratic change in China.