Hundreds have gathered in Guangzhou around the Garden Hotel, which is where the Japanese consulate is based, to kick-off today’s anti-Japanese protests on the anniversary of the 1931 Mukden Incident, which Japan used as a pretense to invade Manchuria and the rest of China. Tensions between the two nations are high as both claim sovereignty over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands.
We will be updating this post throughout the day as we get new photos and information on the protests across the PRD. If you are at the protests, you can send us photos and information at [email protected]
Updated 10:30am: Staff at the Garden Hotel have posted photos of how the hotel has been turned into a police command center today. Three floors are occupied by police.
Update 11:44am: A new picture from @sinotmr shows protesters in Guangzhou with a map of China which not only includes the Diaoyu Islands, but also all of Japan.
Update 1:00pm: Crowds continue to chant slogans and march outside the Garden Hotel in Guangzhou. More photos below.