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Friday, 11 May 2012 - 14:53
Filipinos protest at China embassy over 'bullying'
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Hundreds of Filipinos demonstrated outside the Chinese embassy in the Philippines today over an escalating territorial row, with the protesters denouncing China's rulers as arrogant bullies.

Waving national flags, the protesters called for Chinese ships to pull away from a disputed shoal in the South China Sea where both nations have had ships stationed for more than a month in an effort to assert their sovereignty.

The protesters carried placards that read: "China stop bullying the Philippines", "Make Peace Not War", and "China, Stop Poaching in Philippine Waters".

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