Japanese nationals in Shanghai, please take note of anti-Japanese protest marches taking along these three routes happening from 10am TOMORROW:
1. People’s Square –> Yan’an Lu –> Xianxia Lu –> Japanese Consulate-General
2. Chenyi Guangchang (Bund) –> Yan’an Lu –> Xianxia Lu –> Japanese Consulate-General
3. Huaihai Lu –> Donghu Lu –> Fumin Lu –> Yan’an Lu (Shanghai Exhibition Center) –> Japanese Consulate-General
Protest organisers (we wonder who they are?) have decided to use the same three routes used in the anti-Japan protests of 2005.
We are told this could well be the mother of all protests because tomorrow is the 81st anniversary of the Mukden Incident, referred to in Chinese as the 九一八事變 (lit., the “918 incident”), in which the Imperial Japanese Army began its invasion of Manchuria on September 18, 1931.
Yes, we know it’s a workday tomorrow, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. So stay clear of those areas at all costs!
Japanese readers, take note of the following advisory from the Consulate-General of Japan in Shanghai —
Japanese readers in cities elsewhere, read the advisory from the Embassy of Japan in Beijing:
Similar protests commemorating the incident will be taking place all across China, so if you’re a Japanese national living in a city outside of Shanghai, make it a point to find out where those protests will be and avoid those areas.
SPREAD THE WORD AND MAKE SURE YOUR JAPANESE FRIENDS GET THIS MEMO!