Source: Gloria Riviera / ABC News
BEIJING – Angry Chinese family members of those on board Malaysia Airlines flight 370 defied China’s ban on protests today to demonstrate outside the Malaysian embassy and demand proof that the plane had plunged into the sea with no hope of survivors.
“We want them to give us the truth,” one man who said he had a family member on board but declined to give his name told ABC News. “There is no evidence to say anything.”
Because public protests are illegal in China, the decision to protest in front of the embassy indicates a degree of desperation. Carrying signs and wearing T-shirts that read, “Give us back our loved ones!” they traveled by bus to the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing. They arrived before noon and walked as a group to the front of the embassy gates. Their demand was for proof the plane had crashed into the southern Indian Ocean.
Very early this morning, a representative for family members issued a statement, demanding more information from the Malaysian officials who “have concealed, delayed and hid the truth from the relatives and peoples of the world. This despicable act, aimed to fool the relatives of the 154 Chinese passengers, have devastated us physically and mentally,” it read. “If the 154 of our loved ones lose their lives, then Malaysia Airlines, the government of Malaysia and the military are really the executioners of our loved ones.”
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