100 people from northeastern China protest in Beijing

Japan Today, Thursday 22 July 2004 at 16:29 JST

BEIJING—About 100 people from Heilongjiang Province, a hotbed of land rights disputes and unemployment, protested Thursday outside a Communist Party office in Beijing after two days of larger protests at government offices in the capital.

The protesters gathered outside the party's Organization Department in the morning and shouted slogans such as return my human rights and in search of a livelihood, as two police cars watched nearby, said Li Guozhu, 48, an unemployed man who joined the protest. (Kyodo News)