Dozens of Vietnamese Protest China Amid Tensions

By: AP
By: AP

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnamese protesters marched through the
capital's streets for a fourth straight week, calling for China to
stop entering Vietnamese waters in the South China Sea as tensions
between the neighbors continue to flare.

Carrying signs that read: "China stop lying. China stop invading" and "Stop violating the territorial waters of Vietnam", the crowd swelled to about 100 as it snaked through the capital's humid streets.

Protests are extremely rare in communist Vietnam and are typically quashed quickly by security forces. Still, Hanoi has allowed the demonstrations to go on for the past four Sundays amid tight security.

China and Vietnam have traded diplomatic jabs over the past month after clashes in parts of the South China Sea claimed by both
countries.


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