BEIJING (Reuters): Angry relatives of Chinese passengers aboard a missing MAS MH370, protested on Tuesday outside the Malaysian Embassy, demanding an explanation from the airline and accusing the Government in Kuala Lumpur of "cheating" them.
Dozens of family members chanted "Malaysian government has cheated us" and "Malaysia, return our relatives" as they marched peacefully and held banners. Police formed a human wall outside the embassy, preventing them from getting close to the building.
The relatives held signs that said: "MH 370, Don't let us wait too long!" and "1.3 billion people are waiting to greet the plane". They wore matching t-shirts that said: "Best of luck to MH370, return home safely."
"We've waited for 18 days and still, you make us wait. How long are we supposed to hang on?" a woman surnamed Zhang told Reuters.
Photographs posted by Chinese media showed protesters holding banners that said: "Malaysia Airlines! You owe us an explanation."
An Malaysian embassy official told Reuters by telephone that "we are still handling this matter, and have yet to release any information publicly".
Earlier, a statement from family members had denounced the Kuala Lumpur government and its national carrier as "executioners".
Most of those on board the scheduled Kuala Lumpur to Beijing flight were Chinese.