Thousands of Chinese Americans and overseas Chinese rallied Saturday outside CNN's studios in downtown Los Angeles to protest anti-Chinese remarks by one of the network's commentators.
The protestors crowded the sidewalks, holding placards which read: "No Racial Discrimination", "CNN, Don't Fool Americans," "No Media distortion" and "True Apology from CNN".
Singing patriotic Chinese songs and shouting "CNN Liar, Cafferty Fire", the protestors demanded a true and sincere apology from CNN (Cable News Network) and its news commentator Jack Cafferty, as well as his dismissal from his post.
On April 9, as the Olympic torch relay was underway in San Francisco, Cafferty said in CNN's political news program 'The Situation Room' that goods from China were "junk," and referred to the Chinese as being "the same bunch of goons and thugs they've been for the past 50 years."
(Xinhua News Agency April 20, 2008)