Locke's car caught in anti-Japan protest

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BEIJING (AP) — A car carrying the U.S. ambassador to China was mildly damaged after becoming the target of boisterous anti-Japan demonstrators expressing outrage over a territorial dispute.

The State Department said Wednesday that Ambassador Gary Locke was unhurt in Tuesday's incident. Locke is the former governor of Washington.

The statement said around 50 protesters surrounded Locke's car as he tried to enter the embassy and were eventually removed by Chinese security personnel.