Chinese Protesters Surround U.S. Ambassador's Car, Cause Minor Damage

Chinese demonstrators in Beijing surrounded a car holding the U.S. ambassador to China as it attempted to enter the embassy on Tuesday, causing minor damage to the car, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A YouTube video shows more than 30 protesters throwing water bottles at Ambassador Gay Locke's car and waving Chinese flags, while chanting "down with the U.S. imperialists" and "return our money," possibly in reference to American Treasury bonds.

Chinese police quickly surrounded the car and security guards escorted the vehicle away from the angry demonstrators until it sped into the embassy.

A State Department spokesman told the Times that Locke was unharmed in the incident, and said the U.S. shared its concern with China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.