April 10, 2005

Thousands in China protest Japan bid for UN council seat

_41001267_demo_afp203.jpg Tensions between Asia's two most powerful countries spilled into the streets of Beijing yesterday as thousands of people marched through China's capital calling for a boycott of Japanese-made goods and condemning Tokyo's bid to join the UN Security Council, reports The Boston Globe.

"Officials estimate that as many as 10,000 people joined the protest, making it the largest rally.

The large turnout may also have been a testament to the mobilizing potential of the Internet and mobile phones. Many of the protesters said they found out about the rally through e-mails and text messages."

Photo from the The BBC.

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