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The Fun Continues: Even More Anti-Japanese Protests

The word is out that there will be more anti-Japanese deomstrations this weekend. The protestors, apparently having found holding nationalist marches even more fun than playing pirate copies of Counterstrike at smoke-filled internet bars, will be marching in central locations in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Dongguan, Guangzhou, Tianjin, and Chengdu.

Below is an excerpt from an e-mail notification sent out by the US Embassy in Beijing:

The Embassy has received unconfirmed reports that unknown persons are circulating a call to stage anti-Japanese demonstrations throughout China the weekend of April 16 & 17. The locations mentioned in the call are: Beijing, Saturday at Tiananmen Square; Shanghai, Saturday at People's Square; Shenyang, Sunday at the Japanese Consulate; Guangzhou, Sunday at Tianhe Stadium; Dongguan, Sunday at Shijie Stadium; Tianjin, Saturday at Tianjin Galaxy Square; and Chengdu, Sunday at Digital Plaza.

The Embassy has also received information that demonstrations are planned for: Nanjing on May 1; Shanghai on May 4th at the Martyr's Monument; Wenzhou on May 4th at Century Plaza; Beijing on May 4th at the Japanese Embassy and in Chongqing on May 4th at the Shangqing Temple.

The constructively named Anti-Jap Front (www.japanpig.com) BBS has become a hotbed of anti-Japanese sentiment, with visitors using the site to organize demonstrations, write angry screeds about Japan's occupation of the Diaoyu Islands, and post Flash cartoons proving conclusively that Chinese kung-fu can totally kick the ass of Japanese karate.

External Links:
Asia News Online - "Chinese Masses Plan Anti-Japanese Demonstration on Tian'anmen Square [Chinese]
Anti-Jap Front - Anti-Jap Front BBS [Chinese]
Anti-Jap Front - "Amusing Pictures of Pigs with Japanese Flags Photoshopped In [transcends language]

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