Buses don't stop at Japan Embassy due to protests

Demonstrators holding placards and Chinese flags chant slogans as they protest against Japan's purchase of Diaoyu islands outside the Japanese embassy, in Beijing September 13, 2012. Tension increased on Tuesday when Japan said it had bought them from a private owner, ignoring warnings from China which responded by sending two patrol ships to reassert its claim, state media reported. Photo: Reuters


Both sides of 12 bus lines did not stop at Anjialou, a normal bus stop in Liangmaqiao Road near Embassy of Japan in Chaoyang District, Beijing Wednesday morning.

A piece of notice temporarily attached on the Anjialou bus stop sign reads, “Certain bus lines run on both sides of the road will not stop at this station from 8:30am to 7 pm every day. We are sorry for the inconvenience brought to you by this measure.”

Some passengers had to take off the bus at one stop ahead of Anjialou, and walk there. Some bicycle lane sections were also blocked.

Traffic police has blocked some sections of the bicycle lane and sidewalks and the inside drive lane is now used as the bicycle lane.

Large numbers of protesters gathered outside the embassy as the Diaoyu Islands dispute between China and Japan escalated these days.

When the Anjialou bus stop resumes to service is not settled yet, according to the latest notice made by the Beijing bus hotline.

Buses No. 677,621,955,688,659 and 701 are those that have skipped the stop.

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