Anti-Japan protests flare up in China

R45123 116990 From Reuters, via ABC News:

Shouting “Japanese invaders must die”, thousands protested against Japan’s wartime past in eastern China today, hurling rocks and bottles and burning Japanese flags at Tokyo’s consulate in .

But with thousands of paramilitary police on the streets of Beijing and students warned against protests, authorities headed off a repeat of last weekend’s violent demonstrations in the capital, which hosts Japan’s Foreign Minister on Sunday.

Police also barred incidents in southern Guangzhou and south-western Chongqing, where thousands marched last weekend.

Danwei blog has report on the Shanghai event here.

April 16, 2005 8:11 AM
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