Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Left Masthead
August 31, 2015
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Get Truthdig's headlines in your inbox!






Fortune Smiles

Truthdig Bazaar
A River Dies of Thirst: journals

A River Dies of Thirst: journals

By Mahmoud Darwish
$12.00

Street Without Joy

Street Without Joy

By Bernard Fall
$16.47

more items

 
Ear to the Ground
Print this item

Tense Times in Western China

Posted on Jul 6, 2009
Id Kah
Wikimedia Commons / Colegota

The Id Kah mosque in Kashgar’s center was the site of Monday’s attempted gathering, according to Chinese state media.

Monday brought more news of unrest in China’s Xinjiang region following Sunday’s bloodshed in Urumqi—this time in the city of Kashgar, where police reportedly broke up about 200 people assembling near the Id Kah mosque in the city’s center.

BBC:

The official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Monday that police believed agitators were “trying to organise more unrest” in other cities in Xinjiang, a mountainous and desert region that borders Central Asia.

About 200 people “trying to gather” at the Id Kah mosque in the centre of Kashgar, on the ancient Silk Road, were dispersed by police early on Monday evening, Xinhua said.

Police also revealed they had information about efforts to organise unrest in the city of Aksu and the Yili prefecture, Xinhua added. Yili is a border region that was hit by ethnic unrest in the late 1990s.

Read more

More Below the Ad

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 

Like Truthdig on Facebook