Vietnam disbanded Anti-China protests in two major cities today (BBC).
In Hanoi, the second largest city in Vietnam, police stopped a protest, that was approved by the government, after 30 minutes. They allegedly took 20 out of the 200 protesters onto a bus and drove them away for questioning. They were later released.
Many protesters held up signs saying "China's military expansion threatens world peace and security" and yelled "Down with China."
Another protest broke out in Vietnam's capital Ho Chi Minh City, comprised of 100 people. It lasted 10 minutes before being disbanded said blogger Huynh Chenh.
China recently made a new passport which illustrates islands in the South China Sea as apart of China. Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan dispute this claim. Vietnam refuses to stamp passports like this and will instead issue a visa on a piece of paper (Daily News Online).
China also allegedly sabotaged one of Vietnam's seismic survey vessels in the South China Sea. The government issued a list of violations in the sea to Beijing.