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In pictures: China rights protest

Human rights protesters outside the foreign ministry in Beijing on Wednesday

Protesters in Beijing have staged a demonstration demanding greater respect for human rights in China.

Human rights protester outside the foreign ministry in Beijing on Wednesday

Protesters gathered outside the foreign ministry to complain that ordinary people were not being allowed to contribute to a major human rights assessment due to be published soon.

Human rights protester outside the foreign ministry in Beijing on Wednesday

Protesters showed journalists letters of complaint over land seizures, illegal detentions, and local corruption.

Human rights protester outside the foreign ministry in Beijing on Wednesday

One 60-year-old complainant showed pictures of injuries she said she suffered at the hands of local authorities.

Police detain a human rights protester outside the foreign ministry in Beijing on Wednesday

At first, police allowed the protesters to make their case within a cordoned-off area outside the ministry, but soon the protesters were taken away from the scene by bus.

Human rights protesters on a police bus outside the foreign ministry in Beijing on Wednesday

The impassioned protesters continued making their demands from behind the doors of the bus.



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