Emotional relatives of Chinese passengers on the ill fated Flight MH370 demonstrated outside the Malaysian Embassy and abused the ambassador, demanding answers about the plane’s mysterious disappearance. They also scuffled with guards stationed outside the embassy.
Malaysian authorities called “murderers” by the Beijing protesters defended their decision to release new analysis of satellite data that determined the plane had plunged into the southern seas far off western Australia.
Gale-force winds and huge waves halted the ocean search for wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines plane, deferring relatives’ demands for physical proof of the plane’s destruction and the loss of its 239 passengers and crew.
“We’re not trying to find a needle in a haystack, we’re still trying to define where the haystack is,” Mark Binskin, vice chief of Australia’s Defence Force told reporters as he tried to explain the difficulty of finding the missing airliner.