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09.17.2012 19:12

Closer Look: How a Protest in Beijing Stuck to the Script

Demonstrators made their voices heard in the area around the Japanese embassy, but what they didn't say was equally telling
By staff reporter Wang Heyan

Protestors in front of Japanese Embassy in Beijing on September 11

(Beijing) – On the afternoon of September 16, rows of policemen and security personnel in black T-shirts lined Beijing's Liangmaqiao Road near the Japanese embassy during protests over the Diaoyu Islands controversy. Security was visible everywhere, both in the middle of the road and alongside it.

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