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Relatives of passengers on missing jet MH370 protest outside Malaysian embassy in Beijing

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 - 11:26am IST Updated: Tuesday, 25 March 2014 - 10:26pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

With placards that read, "MH370, don't make us wait for long" angry relatives stormed outside the Malaysian embassy in Beijing against the alleged shoddy probing carried out by Malaysia. This move came after Malaysia announced that the plane was lost and may have crashed into Indian ocean
  • 1-lead.jpg Relatives of missing Malaysian airliner MH370 protest outside embassy in Beijing against shoddy probe

Dozens of angry relatives of passengers on lost Malaysian jetliner MH370 clashed with police officials in Beijing on Tuesday, accusing the Southeast Asian country of delays and deception in probing loss of the airliner.

This move came a day after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Rajik confirmed that the plane crashed in remote seas off Australia.

Nearly 100 relatives and their supporters marched to the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing, where they threw plastic water bottles and tried to rush the gate and also chanted 'Liars', as per news reports.

Family members demanded to speak with the Malaysian ambassador, even though police said he would speak with them at a Beijing hotel where Malaysia Airlines has given briefings on the plane's disappearance.

 People wore white T-shirts that read “Let’s pray for MH370” as they held banners and shouted, “Tell the truth! Return our relatives!”

A statement on the ministry’s website said that Deputy Foreign Minister Xie Hangsheng told Malaysia’s ambassador that China wanted to know exactly what led Najib to announce that the plane had been lost. 

The relatives with tear-stained faces, had linked arms and chanted, "Malaysian government has cheated us" and "Malaysia, return our relatives" as they marched peacefully. 

A man wearing a shirt with "Pray for MH370" stands behind police outside the Malaysian embassy, during a protest by family members of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines MH370, in Beijing. 

Family members of passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines MH370 cry as they shout slogans during a protest in front of the Malaysian embassy in Beijing. 

Family members of passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 wait in a bus before heading to the Malaysian Embassy, outside the Lido hotel, in Beijing.

Family members of passengers on board Malaysia Airlines MH370 shout slogans during a protest in front of the Malaysian embassy. 

Paramilitary soldiers in anti-riot gear march around the Malaysian embassy while family members of passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 stage a rally in front of the embassy in Beijing. 

First-aid medical staff push a relative, of a passenger aboard Malaysia Airlines MH370, who passed out during a protest outside the Malaysian Embassy.

Protesters hurled water bottles at the embassy and tried to storm the building.

Watch the protest video below: 


Below are some tweets about the protest incident: 

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