Monday, August 20, 2012

Anti-Japan protests erupt in China amid island dispute

Beijing (CNN) -- Furious anti-Japan protests erupted in Chinese cities Sunday after a Japanese group landed on an island that both countries say is theirs.

Protesters toppled Japanese-made cars, burned Japanese flags, and shouted that the island is Chinese territory and that Japan should get out, according to the state-run China Daily newspaper.

There were protests in Shenzhen, Shenyang, Hangzhou, Harbin and Qingdao, China Daily reported. In Guangzhou, demonstrators staged a loud sit-in in front of the Japanese consulate, it said.

Chinese protesters carried Chinese flags and banners during a march in Hong Kong.
The group of 10 Japanese landed on the island Sunday. They waved Japanese flags and draped one over a lighthouse. Read More