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New protests in China as Hu returns from G8

Posted By admin On July 8, 2009 @ 4:24 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Banks of anti-riot police tried to drive a wedge into a crowd of about 1,000 Han Chinese protesters on Wednesday in Urumqi after 156 people were killed at the weekend in the region’s worst ethnic violence for decades.

Urumqi, capital of the far-flung northwestern region of Xinjiang, imposed an overnight curfew after thousands of Han stormed through its streets demanding redress and sometimes extracting bloody vengeance on Uighurs for Sunday’s violence.

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There were scuffles in the volatile crowd on Wednesday as police and security forces seized apparent ringleaders, prompting cries of “release them, release them.”

President Hu Jintao abandoned plans to attend a G8 summit in Italy, returning home to monitor developments in energy-rich Xinjiang, where 1,080 people have been wounded and 1,434 arrested since Sunday.

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[5] China dismisses accusation of Xinjiang genocide: http://www.prisonplanet.com/china-dismisses-accusation-of-xinjiang-genocide.html

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