Beijing police chief calls April 9 rallies illegal

From Japan Times:

Beijing’s public security chief has publicly stated for the first time that the anti-Japan protests in the capital April 9 were illegal, and underscored that authorities will crack down on any other unlawful acts, a local newspaper reported Friday.

“We fully understand the public and students’ patriotic feelings,” Ma Zhenchuan, director general of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, was quoted as saying by the Beijing Evening News. “But the April 9 demonstration itself was carried out without permission, and was illegal,”

April 29, 2005 5:15 PM
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