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'Pigs get out'...

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posted on Apr, 16 2005 @ 07:53 PM

Shouting "Japanese invaders must die," thousands protested in eastern China against Japan's wartime past on Saturday, hurling rocks and bottles at Tokyo's consulate in Shanghai and burning Japanese flags.

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 Japan's foreign minister is to visit on Sunday.

There was also calm in the southern city of Guangzhou and Chongqing in the southwest, where thousands marched last weekend.

China has been accused of tacitly encouraging the unrest, which started in Guangdong and Sichuan provinces early this month, spread to Beijing last week and, now, to Tianjin, Shanghai and Hangzhou on the east coast.

In the third weekend of violent protests against Japan, thousands marched on the Japanese consulate in Shanghai, smashing its windows with rocks, pelting it with paint bombs and attacking Japanese restaurants along the way.

One banner read "Face Up to History." Another warned: "The anti-Japan war is not over yet."

SHANGHAI, China (AP) - Chanting "Japanese pigs get out," protesters threw stones and broke windows at Japan's consulate and Japanese restaurants in China as some 20,000 people defied government warnings to protest Tokyo's wartime history and its bid for a permanent U.N. Security Council seat.

Chinese protesters burn Japanese flags during a demonstration outside the Japanese Consulate in Shanghai April 16, 2005. Anti-Japanese protests in Shanghai turned violent on Saturday, when Chinese demonstrators began hurling rocks and bottles at Japanese restaurants and burning Japan's national emblem.

Whaa..? Before this I didn't know other nations flags actually burned! I thought only U.S. flags did that...

Pic tures

Getting pretty violent. So, what do you see happening? You think the japanese are going to rewrite the text book? Do you see this spreading even more?

[edit on 16-4-2005 by andpau66]

[edit on 16-4-2005 by andpau66]

posted on Apr, 16 2005 @ 08:58 PM
This is the tip of the iceberg and has potential to flare up into something nasty. The Chinese and Japanese also dispute a set of islands and there EEZ (exclusive economic zones) they have claimed overlap, in a supposedly resource rich area of the ocean.

Incidentally, it was partly due to the lack of natural resources that prompted the rise in japanese nationalism prior to WW2....

BBC-Japan to protest over China riots

BBC- The row over Japan's past and future

BBC- Textbook row stirs Japanese concern

In pictures- Anti-Japan protest

Background-China and Japan's troubled ties

Take a look, most interesting reading!


posted on Apr, 16 2005 @ 11:39 PM

The Australian: Man burned in consulate attack

A MAN set himself on fire after hurling a bottle at the Chinese consulate general in the Japanese city of Osaka today as violent anti-Japanese demonstrations continued in China for a second weekend.

The middle-aged man, who was not immediately identified, suffered burns on his left hand and other parts of his body, and was taken to a hospital for treatment, a spokesman for the Osaka prefectural police said.

His actions appeared to be in retaliation for the protests in China against Tokyo's alleged failure to adequately apologise for its wartime aggression.

posted on Apr, 17 2005 @ 11:25 AM
hmm....the protest actually look kind of a way.

For example, see how the police don't really care if the protesters are throwing stones? And in one pic the police is smiling...hmmmm....

And there is the pic of Japanese prime minister's photo attached to a dog's body...ha...the serious face of the prime minister combined with the cute body of a dog...very disrespectful indeed.

And I read some news somewhere else indicating that the Japanese cars they spin over are actually own by Chinese....hmm....

Well, hopefully no one gets seriously injured.

[edit on 17-4-2005 by twchang]

[edit on 17-4-2005 by twchang]

posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 11:47 AM
There is already a thread about this subject, available here

More pics of the protest are available in a closed thread here

Feel free to continue the discussion in the open thread, which, again, is this one:

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