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Hundreds in Hong Kong Protest Against Japan


Hundreds of people marched through downtown Hong Kong Sunday to protest Japan's wartime atrocities.

Demonstrators set out from an urban park and wound their way through some of the city's busiest streets to government headquarters in the central business district. They carried banners denouncing Japanese militarism and calling for Japan's withdrawal from disputed islands that are also claimed by China.

Unlike some of the protests in mainland China in the past weeks, the march in Hong Kong was peaceful.

Organizers said the march was meant to protest Japanese militarism and not the Japanese people. Many Chinese feel that Tokyo is not contrite enough about its wartime record in China, when Japanese troops slaughtered tens of thousands of Chinese.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.