Chinese Protesters Attack Japanese Embassy - South China Sea Dispute
Chinese Protesters Attack Japanese Embassy - South China Sea Dispute BEIJING — Thousands of Chinese besieged the Japanese embassy in Beijing on Saturday,Beging - hurling rocks, eggs and bottles, and protests broke out in other Chinese cities in an angry dispute over a group of remote islands. Paramilitary police with shields and batons barricaded the embassy, holding back and sometimes fighting with slogan-chanting, flag-waving protesters who at times appeared to be trying to storm the building. "Return our islands! Japanese devils get out!" some shouted. One held up a sign reading: "For the respect of the motherland, we must go to war with Japan." Protester Liu Gang, a migrant worker from the southern region of Guangxi, said: "We hate Japan. We've always hated Japan. Japan invaded China and killed a lot of Chinese. We will never forget." By early evening, police had succeeded in persuading some people to leave. Rings of anti-riot police stood guard in front of the embassy, apparently readying for a long night. "I think it's time for the Chinese government to get tougher. Look at what the ordinary people feel. The government should respond," said a man who gave his family name as Xue. "I don't mean war, but tougher action like sanctions. You can see how much Japan depends on our economy. Then don't sell them any rare earths," he said, referring to elements mined in China which are vital to defense, electronics and renewable-energy technologies. Japan said its foreign <b>...</b>
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