In this photo by Mark Schiefelbein, security personnel surround family members of passengers from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 as they protest outside China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing. About 20 family members brought lawn chairs and staged the peaceful sit-in under the watch of police officers, who barred journalists from interviewing the family members or taking photos. The group was protesting a notice on Friday that a joint government platform to handle the family members’ appeals was ceasing operations, meaning the families must now go to individual government agencies. The family members say the foreign ministry needs to act on their behalf to hold the Malaysian government and Malaysia Airlines accountable for finding the plane that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people on board.
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