Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Ethnic riots in China leave 140 dead.

  • Riots involving Muslim Uighurs anf Han majority of China killed at least 140 people and injured more than 800 people in Xinjiang of western part of China.
  • The police sealed off the streets of the provincial capital Urumqi as the rioter attacked vehicles, houses and fought with the police.
  • It was reported that an Uighur business woman in the US was inciting the riots through online propaganda.
  • However according to the Exile group the violence began after the cops hit the protesters demanding justice in respect of two Uighur people killed who were working with Han workers in a factory.
  • This ethnic violence is considered to be the worst that has hit China in this decade.
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