Sunday, 01/19/2014


Protesters Hanoi  anniversary of 40th the Paracel naval battle

Người biểu tình giương biểu ngữ tưởng niệm 40 năm Hoàng Sa bị Trung Quốc cưỡng chiếm tại vườn hoa Lý Thái Tổ, Hà Nội, ngày 19 tháng 1, 2014.
Protesters unfurled banners commemorating 40 years Paracel were seized by China in gardens Ly Thai To, Hanoi, on January 19, 2014 .
01/19/2014 Sunday morning , many people have focused on areas monument Ly Thai To - Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi to attend the 40th commemoration China invaded the Paracel and gratitude 74 soldiers Republic of Vietnam who died in the naval battle in 1974 .

AP news agency said about 100 protesters - including many intellectuals as Professor Hue Chi , Dr. Nguyen Quang A , Dr. Nguyen Xuan Dien - carry banners and shout slogans affirm Vietnam 's sovereignty Hoang Sa , and against China . More content like banners ' Nation attribution - eternal gratitude the heroic Hoang Sa protected 19/1/1974 , ' ' eternal gratitude to hero Nguy Van Tha and team. '

Security forces uniformed and plainclothes were deployed dense to impede the ceremony and dispersed the crowd . According to many reports of people present at the memorial ,  area of Ly Thai To monument was authorities announced that the "area are under being constructed " and ordered people come to cut the tile to cause noise , making the ceremony can not proceed as expected .

Demonstrators group then marched around the lakeside area although " police pursuers , by staging disruptive loudspeakers maximum , " Dan Lam Bao website said .
Nhiều biểu ngữ tri ân sự hy sinh của những chiến sĩ Việt Nam Cộng Hòa trong trận hải chiến năm 1974.Many banners are grateful for the sacrifice of the Republic of Vietnam soldiers in the naval battle of 1974.

Participants march said two young men were ' sieged to beat by security forces. "

Video by AFP shows what appears torn between security forces and protesters . Two men fast from behind a woman who was shouting ' Down with police oppression . ' Two men grabbed the banner from the woman's hand and pressed her to the ground .

Dr. Nguyen Quang A said that the AFP quoted the government of Vietnam " is in a very difficult situation . " He called the heavy presence of security forces is " ridiculous . "

" The people of Vietnam still remember very clearly . No one can blur those memories , " the doctor said about events that happened 40 years ago .

In many parts of the world also takes place marches protests and memorial of 40 years naval battle Paracel  . While in Vietnam , the official memorial activities seem to be carried out cautiously and limited despite media were free to discuss this event .

On 1/18 , Chairman of the District People's Committee Hoang Sa posted messages that report apologize that candlelight tribute ceremony Paracel Looking at Danang were canceled because of " the preparatory work yet thoughtful . "