Fri, May 11, 2012
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Philippine anti-China protest ends, no more than 300 people turn up

2012-05-11 07:17:50 GMT2012-05-11 15:17:50(Beijing Time)

A protester was arrested by police while attempting to burn a Chinese flag during a protest outside a Chinese consular office in Manila, May 11, 2012.

By Zhaowei, Sina English

The anti-China protest held by some local people outside a Chinese consular office in Manila ended up in a peaceful way on Friday. No more than 300 people turned up for the protest from 11 am. to 1 pm., far below the estimates, according to an officer working in Chinese consular in Manila.

The protesters left quietly after about one-hour protest under the close watch of local police. The police stopped a man attempting to burn a Chinese flag. The Chinese consular was not affected by the protest.

Some people in the Philippines have organized a global anti-China demonstration today. This has triggered a strong public response from China, and the Chinese government also warned that the Philippine side must take effective measures to protect the safety and legal rights and benefits of Chinese citizens and institutions in the country.


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