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Anti-Japanese Protest Held in Vietnam

Dozens of people in Vietnam staged a short anti-Japan protest outside the Japanese Embassy in Hanoi Sunday.

The demonstrators, wearing headbands and carrying banners in Chinese characters, stood outside the embassy and shouted slogans. The protesters were believed to be Chinese nationals living in Vietnam.

A heavy presence of Vietnamese police was on hand to prevent violence.

Demonstrations are rare in Vietnam where the communist government keeps a tight lid on dissent.

Today's demonstration comes after days of violent protests in China over Japan's wartime past and its bid for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.