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Tension, death toll mounts in China riots

China riots worsen.
Ethnic riots in China's western Xinjiang region have escalated, killing more than 150 people.


Protests are spreading beyond Urumqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang region, where at least 156 people have been killed and more than 800 injured in rioting.

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Id Kah Mosque in Xinjiang's ancient city of Kashgar on Monday.

Demonstrators and police reportedly shouted at each other, but there were no violent clashes like those seen in Urumqi.

The protesters say that they initially took to the streets to demand an investigations into an earlier incident when Uighur workers were bashed to death at a toy factory in southern China.

A protest of about 1,000 people turned into a street battle, and authorities are saying the protest was deliberately orchestrated to become a violent conflict by forces outside of China.

Xin



Added: Jul-6-2009 Occurred On: Jul-6-2009
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