Chinese pressure Dutch over pranksters throwing baby formula at Asians

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Chairs flying during football riots in Germany surrounding Lippstadt 08 vs Sportfreunde Siegen match. 10 Dutch arrested, 17 Apr 2016 (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube). (Chairs flying during football riots in Germany surrounding Lippstadt 08 vs Sportfreunde Siegen match. 10 Dutch arrested, 17 Apr 2016 (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube))

A YouTube prank in which two Dutch young men throw baby formula onto unsuspecting Asian people on the Amsterdam streets, is turning into an international quarrel. Chinese state media Xinhua asked the Chinese embassy in The Hague to take appropriate measures, and the embassy is now looking towards the Dutch politicians, blog GeenStijl reports.

According to the blog, the prank video went viral on the largest social media platform in China, Weibo, and the two unthinking Dutch are easily the most hated people in the country at this moment. One Chinese commenter went so far as to compare this prank to throwing bacon rashers at Muslims in terms of hurt feelings.

They apology video was also picked up in China, with many feeling that the apology is not enough. Especially since the video ended with a call to "follow us on YouTube and watch our videos".

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