Xinjiang Riots Caused By A Single Scream? China Says So

July 8, 2009

China (ChattahBox) – The riots that have left more than 156 people dead in Xinjiang was allegedly begun by an allegation of sexual assault, and a single scream in the incident that originally triggered the violence.

A young Han woman, 19-year-old factory trainee Huang Cuilian, had wandered into the wrong dormitory one evening and saw several male Uygur workers.

She reportedly screamed and quickly left.

“I just felt they were unfriendly so I turned and ran,” she was quoted by China View.

It has been alleged that it was the scream that initially started a fight between Han and Uygur workers, which was quickly turned into a racially motivated riot.

“The fight in the toy factory was just an isolated incident, but unfortunately, the separatists have made use of it to create chaos,” Xinjiang chairman, Nur Bekri, said.

The allegations of the cause have not yet been confirmed but two Uygur’s were killed in the brawl that ensued.  The factory violence was a rallying cry for the Uygur’s to later riot.  Uighurs like Tibetans formerly enjoyed autonomy, and resent the restrictive life that the Chinese government impose over ethnic minorities.


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