Vietnam war vets protest in Guangzhou

In early 1979, China invaded Vietnam, sending in several hundred thousand troops, many of whom were from Guangdong province. China withdrew its forces after a month of fighting.

Veterans from that war have protested many times over the years since with calls for greater support from the government. Last Friday, to mark the 33rd anniversary of the beginning of the invasion, several hundred of these veterans from Guangdong and surrounding provinces, now having reached retirement age, gathered in Guangzhou’s Martyrs’ Park to demand higher pensions.

Aside from the photos below, posted to Twitter by one Guangzhou-based rights lawyer who attended the protest, not much additional information seems to have been posted online, making this more of a ‘see the photos but say nothing’ (看图不说话) kind of story of an unreported sensitive “mass incident”.

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Tyrone has been in China for several years, a few of which he spent studying Chinese in Guangzhou. Now the boss of his own business, he has time for blogging with a preference for grisly crime stories.
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