12 Jun '11, 6am

Hundreds of Vietnamese hold anti-China protest

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Hundreds of Vietnamese staged an anti-China protest Sunday for the second week in a row, a day ahead of the country's planned live ammunition naval drill amid a heated spat over territory in the South China Sea. Waving Vietnamese flags and signs reading "Stop Violating Vietnam's Territory," a couple hundred demonstrators moved from the Chinese Embassy through the capital's streets surrounded by dozens of police and security forces. Hundreds more also protested in southern Ho Chi Minh City. Protests are rare in Communist-run Vietnam and are typically quashed quickly by police. Hanoi has responded feverishly following two incidents in the past month in which it accuses Chinese boats of halting Vietnamese hired vessels from conducting oil and gas exploration in waters off its central coast. Vietnam says the incidents occurred within 200 nautical miles of...

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