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Chinese Riot Over Japanese Island Purchase

Protests against Japan over its control of disputed islands spread across more than two dozen cities in China and turned violent at times Saturday, with protesters burning Japanese flags and clashing with Chinese paramilitary police at the Japanese Embassy before order was restored.

Thousands of protesters gathered in front of the embassy in Beijing. Hundreds tried to storm a metal barricade backed by riot police armed with shields, helmets and batons. Many threw rocks, bottles, eggs and traffic cones at the embassy.

Source: Christian Science Monitor. Read full article. (link)

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  • Sevo||

    Mass protests don't happen/get ink in Beijing without gov't sanction.
    OTOH, the Chinese have ample reason to resent the Japanese; see, oh, WWII.

  • Laoshi||

    Not these protests. I'm in Beijing right now and I can tell you the government would probably like to tone down these demonstrations, but public feeling is too violently opposed. Nearly every family, including my wife's, had experiences with the Japanese, and the animosity level is at "11".

  • JeremyR||

    Sadly, everyone was not kung-fu fighting