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Chinese relatives of missing passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 staged a protest in Beijing on Tuesday, claiming Malaysian authorities and airline officials lied to them. (March 25)

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Beijing - 25 March 2014

1. Mid of relatives of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 passengers protesting outside Lido Hotel

2. Mid, zoom in of man holding sign reading, "Malaysia Airlines, you owe us an answer"

3. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Zhao (only last name given), relative of passenger onboard missing plane:

++AUDIO AS INCOMING++

"We want justice. We want the Malaysian government to give back our families. They have been lying to us all the time. We don't trust what they said, I believe our families are still alive."

4. Mid of protesters standing in front of journalists and cameramen

5. SOUDNBITE (Mandarin) Name not given, relative of passenger onboard missing plane, speaking through loudspeaker:

++AUDIO AS INCOMING++

"They lied to us. What they said to us during meetings are all lies. We are going to the Malaysian Embassy to protest."

6. Wide of Chinese families and relatives of missing MH370 passengers chanting and holding banners as they walk to Malaysian Embassy to protest

7. Various of demonstrators holding banners and chanting slogans

STORYLINE:

Chinese relatives of missing passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 staged a protest in Beijing on Tuesday, claiming Malaysian authorities and airline officials lied to them.

Many family members said they believed their loved ones were still alive, despite an announcement by the Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak on Monday which concluded the plane was lost at sea.

The somber announcement left unresolved many more troubling questions about what went wrong aboard the Boeing 777 to take it so far off-course.

It also unleashed a maelstrom of sorrow and anger among the families of the jet's 239 passengers and crew.

"We want justice. We want the Malaysian government to give back our families. They have been lying to us all the time. We don't trust what they said, I believe our families are still alive," said one family member, who only gave his last name, Zhao.

Protesters in Beijing later moved to the Malaysian Embassy to continue their demonstrations.

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