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South Korean anger at China rises after coast guard's death

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South Korean activists hold banners reading "Bad China Out!" during a protest for the alleged murder of a coast guard officer by a Chinese fisherman, outside the Chinese embassy in Seoul on Dec. 13, 2011.

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A South Korean driver gets out of his vehicle after repeatedly crashing into a police bus shielding the Chinese embassy in Seoul on Dec. 13, 2011.

The Associated Press reports from SEOUL, South Korea:

Angry South Koreans slammed Chinese fishermen as "pirates" Tuesday, while President Lee Myung-bak vowed to spend more on policing the country's waters after a Chinese boat captain allegedly stabbed a coast guard officer to death.

During a protest at the Chinese Embassy in Seoul, a right-wing demonstrator rammed his SUV three times into a police bus guarding the building while others defaced a Chinese flag. A popular South Korean Internet post called for the shelling of illegal Chinese fishing boats.

The anger came a day after officials said the Chinese captain of a boat suspected of illegally fishing in South Korean waters killed one coast guard officer and wounded another. Continue reading.

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A driver is taken away by policemen after repeatedly crashing into a police bus in Seoul on Dec. 13, 2011.

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Plainclothes police officers try to stop a protester from tearing a Chinese flag with his teeth during an anti-China protest near the Chinese embassy in Seoul on Dec. 13, 2011.

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