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China state media says 129 killed in riots in west

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posted on Jul, 6 2009 @ 12:40 AM
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China state media says 129 killed in riots in west


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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media says that 129 people have been killed and more than 800 hurt in violence in the country's western Xinjiang region.

The official Xinhua News Agency did not immediately give any other details Monday on the number of deaths. It earlier reported that four people had been killed in violence after nearly 1,000 protesters from a Muslim ethnic group rioted Sunday in the region's capital Urumqi, overturning barricades, attacking bystanders and clashing with police.

The protesters were demanding an investigation into a fight between Uighurs
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posted on Jul, 6 2009 @ 12:40 AM
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Well seems like this is quite serious with so many deaths. Can this source be trusted - is Chinese state media known for it's propaganda, my knowledge of the Chinese state is somewhat lacking.

Anyway riots in Iran, Honduras, China and where next? I know for different reasons, but is this heading into a summer of discontent?

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posted on Jul, 6 2009 @ 12:48 AM
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Topic is already being discussed here;

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posted on Jul, 6 2009 @ 12:52 AM
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Originally posted by Scooby Doo
Topic is already being discussed here;

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whoops.... I didn't see that one



posted on Jul, 6 2009 @ 01:02 AM
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Yeah, we do that all the time. I did the same



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