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Chinese Police Warn Against Further Anti-Japan Protests


Chinese police have warned against unauthorized anti-Japanese protests in the coming days after last week's demonstrations turned violent.

A statement posted Friday on popular Web sites told people to place their faith in the Communist Party and express their patriotic passion in an orderly manner. The statement noted that public demonstrations require police permission and warned that violators could face punishment.

Notices spread by activists on Web sites and by mobile phones are calling for more protests in the next few days in Beijing, Shanghai and other cities.

The official announcement comes after violent anti-Japanese marches in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen this past week against Japan's bid for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council and Tokyo's alleged downplaying of wartime atrocities.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

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