July 7, 2009

WHAT'S THE CHINESE FOR KRISTALLNACHT?:

Chinese Han mob marches for revenge against Uighurs after rampage (Jane Macartney, 7/07/09, Times of London)

Thousands of Han Chinese roamed the streets of the western city of Urumqi today looking for vengeance after Sunday's deadly riots as China's leaders struggled to regain control of the country's only Muslim-majority region.

Men and women of all ages, girls in high heels and young men in smart white shirts, brandished wooden staves, billiard cues, iron bars and even machetes as they surged towards the main city bazaar.

They were determined to attack the business heart of the Muslim Uighur minority blamed for the carnage in which 156 were killed and more than 800 injured.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 7, 2009 6:49 AM
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