Ethnic clashes in the Chinese city of Urumqi

CAUTION, the presence of TIN
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Sunday, July 5 in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Autonomous Region, thousands of Uighurs - ethnic minority were held with the march, demanding the government's investigation of what happened before the incident - a fight between Uighurs and the Chinese Han nationality in a toy factory in Shaoguan, which ended in the death of at least two uygurtsev . During a protest on July 5 and tense situation in the city, a wave of violence: Uighurs clashed with police and local residents of Han. According to official figures, have become victims of violence 156 people, about a thousand were injured, according to other, unofficial data, the dead and injured many more. Government forces engaged in the suppression of violence and division of the newly formed groups of Han and Uighurs, who are still outside. Communications were cut off, streets closed, curfew, hundreds of people were arrested, and thousands of troops arrived in Urumqi. The situation remains tense clashes continue.






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