Ninety-year-old protesters yesterday left the visiting Foreign Minister in no doubt how they felt about the Japanese Government's actions. Nearly 60 protesters, including several Legislative Councillors, gathered at the front door of the Central Government Offices to hand a petition to the minister. They wanted to express opposition to Japanese invasion of the Diaoyu Islands and demand compensation for war victims. The protesters, ranging from middle-aged people to World War II survivors over 90 years old, chanted: 'Stop the revival of Japanese imperialism.' One of the banners read: 'Bugger off our Diaoyu Islands.' But Mr Ikeda entered the meeting through the back door and left from another exit after a one-hour talk with Acting Governor Anson Chan Fang On-sang. Legislator Lau Chin-shek could only manage to hand the letter to a Japanese Consulate staff member. Democratic Party legislator Albert Ho Chun-yan said he was very disappointed. 'It's so shameful that a Foreign Minister had to use the back door and was afraid of receiving a petition letter from us,' said Mr Ho. Angry protesters shouted: 'The Japanese dared to invade China 51 years ago, but do not have the courage to face us now.' Some protesters said they would stay outside the hotel where Mr Ikeda was staying last night. Meanwhile, about 30 workers from the Social Affairs Committee of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions gathered at the airport yesterday morning to protest against the minister's visit.