Riots Rage In Muslim Areas Of China

Riots swept western Muslim regions of China as Uighurs in restive Xinjiang clashed with Han Chinese in bloody battles that resulted in the death of hundreds. In the capital burnt out buildings were smoldering as riot police fought Muslim Uighurs who are tired of Han Chinese entering their homeland and attempting to become the dominant group. Witnesses reported that Uighurs attacked their Han neighbors and left many dead or suffering serious injuries. Police were firing at Uighurs which caused deaths and wounded. The Chinese government, as usual, found someone to blame rather than accept its own responsibility in failing to respect the religion or customs of Uighurs. It said unrest was “masterminded by the World Uighur Congress.”

There are reports Chinese authorities killed Uighurs by firing at them and even sent armored cars into crowds which resulted in other deaths. A Uighur resident told a reporter that “it all started because some Uighurs were killed in Guangdong and people wanted to protest.” Hospitals claim most of the dead and wounded are of Han background although many also are Uighurs.

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  • http://www.thelowdownreport.com Damon Mathews

    What has happened in China shows that the
    Chinese government is every bit as ruthless as
    it was in 1989 during the Tiananmen Square
    massacre. Change will be slow, but I’m hopefull
    people around the world barring witness to these
    fresh atrocities being commitied by China and Iran against their people, will lend support to
    their cry for human rights, equlity, and self-
    determination. I don’t know much about the Uighurs struggle with China, but that China just
    seems to be the common denominator in alot
    of the worlds conflicts, providing barrieirs to
    solutions. It seems to me the world’s people need
    to make their voices heard, also with action, and
    stop buying China’s products. If governments can’t agree maybe the people can and if enough
    are brought together though the internet , it
    could be te start of something to effect real change. This could be done both actively and
    passivly. People around the world cutting out
    the special interests of their governemt and
    communicating with one another directly.
    Sounds a bit nieve, at this point, but, I think that’s where we’re headed.

  • http://www.thelowdownreport.com Damon Mathews

    What has happened in China shows
    that the Chinese government is every
    bit as ruthless as it was in 1989 during
    the Tiananmen Square massacre.
    Change will be slow, but I’m hopeful
    people around the world barring
    witness to these fresh atrocities being committed by China and Iran against
    their people, will lend support to their
    cry for human rights, equality, and self-
    determination. I don’t know much about
    the Uighurs struggle with China, but that
    China just seems to be the common denominator in alot of the worlds conflicts, providing barriers to solutions. It seems
    to me the world’s people need to make their voices heard, also with action, and stop
    buying China’s products. If governments
    can’t agree maybe the people can and if
    enough are brought together though the internet, it could be Te start of something
    to effect real change. This could be done
    both actively and passively. People around
    the world cutting out the special interests
    of their government and communicating
    with one another directly. Sounds a bit
    nieve, at this point, but, I think that’s
    where we’re headed.

  • http://www.thelowdownreport.com Damon Mathews

    Guess I need to learn how to post!
    I’m new…