Saturday, Sept 5, 2009
A crowd have been confronting riot police in China’s western city of Urumqi, as hundreds of Han Chinese tried to push past security barriers into an ethnic Uighur neighbourhood.]
The confrontation came a day after thousands of Han Chinese took to the streets in Urumqi, which is the regional capital of Xinjiang province, protesting that they were the targets of mysterious attacks with syringes and hypodermic needles.
They also say that the authorities were too slow in punishing Uighur rioters involved in ethnic violence on July 5.
“They have no right to block off the road like this. These Uighurs have been stabbing us with needles,” one of the men trying to push through the barriers said. “We need to take care of the problem.”
This article was posted: Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 3:18 am