Report From Urumqi: Thousands of Chinese Troops Enter City Torn by Ethnic Clashes

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Democracy Now!
July 9, 2009

Report From Urumqi: Thousands of Chinese Troops Enter City Torn by Ethnic Clashes

Thousands of Chinese troops have flooded into the regional capital of the country’s western-most Xinjiang province following bloody clashes between the city’s Han Chinese and Uighur populations. Four days after the violence that left at least 150 dead and over a thousand injured, reports indicate an unsteady calm has returned to the city of Urumqi. We go to Urumqi to speak with Al Jazeera English correspondent Melissa Chan.[includes rush transcript]

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Melissa Chan, Beijing correspondent for Al Jazeera English. She is currently reporting from the city of Urumqi.

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Martial law in Xinjiang as ethnic tensions flare – 09 July 09

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Uighur unrest continues in Xinjiang + China Urumqi protests

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AlJazeeraEnglish
July 07, 2009

Violence broke out in up to four neighbourhoods in the western Chinese city of Urumqi on Tuesday, according to witnesses.

A group of armed Han Chinese people were seen marching towards an ethnic minority Uighur neighbourhood. Uighurs and security forces were also out on the streets.

Al Jazeera’s Melissa Chan reports on the third day of unrest in Xinjiang province, where authorities say 156 people have died so far.

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[More incredibly brave women.]

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Uyghur Protests Widen as Xinjiang Unrest Flares

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July 7, 2009

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Uyghur Protests Widen as Xinjiang Unrest Flares

New protests have erupted in China’s western Xinjiang region, two days after at least 156 people were killed and over 1,000 wounded in the country’s worst ethnic violence in decades. On Tuesday, some 200 ethnic Uyghurs–mostly women–took to the streets to protest over the mass arrest of more than 1,400 people following Sunday’s clashes. Later, hundreds of ethnic Han Chinese marched through the streets of Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang province. The two sides blame each other for the outbreak of violence.[includes rush transcript]

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Nury Turkel, a Uyghur American Attorney. He is the co-founder of the Uyghur Human Rights Project and Past President of the Uyghur American Association.

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