Family members of passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 held an overnight protest outside of the Malaysian embassy in Beijing after Malaysia’s government representatives failed to show up to a scheduled meeting to answer questions regarding the search operation, according to CCTV News.
Many relatives threatened to go on a hunger strike, according to the report, and some decided to march to the embassy from the Lido Hotel in Beijing to protest.
“I spent the whole night outside the embassy, there are still many people waiting outside,” Wen Wancheng, a father of one of the passengers onboard MH370, told AFP.
“We want somebody from the embassy to come out and tell us why they didn’t come,” another relative named Steven Wang was quoted as saying.
Still no sign of debris has been found from the plane that vanished off radar screens on March 8 and was confirmed to have “ended” somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean. Flight MH370 was carrying 239 people, over 100 of them Chinese nationals. In the wake of its disappearance, family members of those onboard have staged protests and accused the Malaysian government of a cover-up, leading many tourists to boycott Malaysia all together.
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