Police use tear gas to quell China protests
MASS protests against Japan were staged in more than 50 Chinese cities yesterday, with police in the southern city of Shenzhen using tear gas and water cannons to dispel an angry mob.
The protests swept through China over the weekend, as large mobs demanded that Japan hand over control of a small island chain known as the Diaoyus in China and the Senkakus in Japan.
In the capital city of Beijing, demonstrators pelted the Japanese embassy with eggs and rocks, in front of rows of paramilitary police.
In other cities, there were violent incidents, including the torching of a Panasonic factory and a Toyota dealership in Qingdao.