The sun was blazing and it was going to be a long wait just to get to the consulate to shout a few anti-Japan slogans. At times, the protestors grew impatient and demanded to be let through.
The Diaoyu Islands conflict, and the related protests, have claimed their first casualty. Nanfang Daily reports that a 27-year-old from Hubei, who fell off a fence during protests in Shenzhen, has died from his injuries.
The man, a machine worker, was pronounced dead last Tuesday, the very day he had intended to marry his fiancée. It is unclear whether he was a participant in the protest or merely an observer.