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Riot in China’s Xinjiang, 14 People Dead

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 30, 2011


Kashgar is in Xijiang which happens to be in China. It’s a place filled with ethnic minorities who for the most part are Muslims. It’s an area of pain to the Chinese and those who feel it was wrongly taken from its owners still refer to eat as East Turkestan.
Xianjian is a restive place and not so long ago they had a riot in Hotan and just yesterday had one in Kashgar. According to the Chjnese source, who are Han, most likely and not Uiguir or Kazaks, there were 14 people killed. The Han’s who rule the area stated that the ethnic minorities stole a bus and took some hostages, but only after a few blasts were heard off in the distance. In reality we really don’t know what happened as the news from the area is usualy sanitized.

2 Responses to “Riot in China’s Xinjiang, 14 People Dead”

  1. gowron said

    14 more to add to my tally, Chairman Hu, Zhang (are going to have alot of questions to answer for ghosts on their death beds).

  2. gowron said

    In this latest one you refer to 7 died. and 14 in Hotan.

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