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Anti-Japan protesters surrender to police in China

Published on Sep 24, 2012 6:33 PM
 
Anti-Japan protesters try to break through a line of riot police during a protest over the Diaoyu islands issue, known as the Senkaku islands in Japan, in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Sept 18, 2012. Five anti-Japan demonstrators who turned violent at a protest in Shenzhen surrendered to police, state media said on Monday as China began to question whether protests over disputed islands went too far. -- PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (AFP) - Five anti-Japan demonstrators who turned violent at a protest in Shenzhen surrendered to police, state media said on Monday as China began to question whether protests over disputed islands went too far.

The five men gave themselves up after police launched a social media campaign targeting demonstrators who damaged property in the southern city, the state news agency Xinhua said, with 350 calls received by Sunday night.

Some of the nationwide protests this month over the East China Sea islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China turned violent, with Japanese property and businesses targeted by furious demonstrators.

The islands are controlled by Tokyo but claimed by Beijing and Taipei, and tensions peaked after the Japanese government bought three of them from their private owners.

 
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