Vietnam Detains Anti-China Demonstrators
Vietnam detained more than 30 protesters on Sunday who expressed their anger over China’s recent actions in the South China Sea, a participant said.
Human Rights Watch said four bloggers along with anti-corruption activist Le Hien Duc, 81, were among those detained in Hanoi.
Duc told The Associated Press she was taken from her wheelchair, put in a car and driven to a police station where she was held for over two hours and instructed not to join rallies because she is too old. Police later returned her wheelchair to her house, she said.
ADD NAME OF ONE OF THE PROTESTERS WHO WAS ARRESTED - FILE - In this Sunday, July 1, 2012 file photo, about 200 protesters march through the capital’s streets, in Hanoi Vietnam, following China’s recent announcement that it will open nine oil and gas lots to international bidders, even though the area overlaps with Vietnam’s current foreign exploration contracts. Witnesses and a rights group said Vietnam has detained demonstrators who were protesting recent actions by China concerning the South China Sea, including Le Hien Duc, 81, center, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. - Margie Mason /AP Photo
After being released, she went to Loc Ha rehabilitation center - generally reserved for drug addicts and prostitutes - to wait for news about more than 30 other protesters who were detained there, she said.