25 Jun '11, 8am

Vietnamese in Japan rally against China

Vietnamese in Japan rally against China

TOKYO: About 200 Vietnamese marched through the streets of Tokyo on Saturday to protest against China in a territorial dispute over island groups in the South China Sea. Chanting "Don't kill fishermen in Vietnam!" in Japanese, the predominantly young protesters walked several kilometres from the fashionable district of Roppongi to another trendy area, Ebisu. They did not go close to the Chinese embassy in the area. Organisers, who identify themselves in Japanese as the "Association of Vietnamese to Protect Peace in the South China Sea", said it was the first time Vietnamese living in Japan had staged a demonstration in the country. "The demonstration was held peacefully," said an official at the local Azabu Police Station, estimating the number of participants at 180. The rally followed a recent wave of rare public demonstrations in communist Vietnam following the maritime...

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