(BGF) – On May 16, more than 100 Filipinos and Vietnamese residents in the Philippines have staged a joint protest in front of Chinese consulate in Manila, demanding that China stop oil drilling in waters claimed by Vietnam, as the Voice of America reported.
Filipinos, Vietnamese Protest China in Manila
May 16, 2014
Filipino activists and Vietnamese nationals display placards and chant anti-China slogans as they march outside the Chinese Consulate in Manila’s Makati financial district, May 16, 2014. (Photo Credit: VOA News)
Manila, (VOA) – Filipinos and Vietnamese residents in the Philippines have staged a joint protest against China’s incursions into South China Sea territories claimed by their countries.
More than 100 protesters picketed the Chinese consulate Friday in the capital, Manila, demanding that China stop oil drilling in waters claimed by Vietnam.
Chinese and Vietnamese ships have been locked in a standoff since China deployed an oil rig last month in a part of the South China Sea that Vietnam claims is within its exclusive economic zone. The two sides have attacked each other with water cannons, raising fears of an armed military clash.
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