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Police intervene as Chinese relatives rush towards Malaysian officials

Published on Mar 22, 2014 2:46 PM
 
A family member of a passenger onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 raises his fist as he shouts to protest against the lack of new information after a routine briefing given by Malaysia's government and military representatives at Lido Hotel in Beijing on Saturday, March 22, 2014.Police were forced to intervene on Saturday as relatives of Chinese passengers aboard vanished Flight MH370 rushed towards Malaysian officials at a Beijing hotel, demanding answers over the fate of their loved ones. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (AFP) - Police were forced to intervene on Saturday as relatives of Chinese passengers aboard vanished Flight MH370 rushed towards Malaysian officials at a Beijing hotel, demanding answers over the fate of their loved ones.

The confrontation at the Lido Hotel came as the search for the missing jet entered its third week, with many clinging to the hope that family members might still be alive and alleging Malaysian involvement in a cover-up.

A total of 153 Chinese were on board the Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that disappeared from civilian radar screens on March 8, nearly an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur. The plane was carrying 239 passengers and crew.

"Government of Malaysia, tell us the truth! Give us back our loved ones!" shouted audience members at Saturday's briefing at the hotel attended by government officials. The hotel has hosted daily briefings for relatives from representatives of the airline.

 
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