Photo Of The Moment: Uighur Courage

AP Photo – An Uighur woman protest before a group of paramilitary police when journalists visited the area in Urumqi, capital of China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Tuesday, July 7 , 2009. Ethnic Uighurs scuffled with armed police Tuesday in a fresh protest in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang, where at least 156 people have been killed and more than 1,400 people arrested in western China’s worst ethnic violence in decades.

(There are more Uighur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region than the entire population of Jordan)



  • 156 of what kind of people? Uighur? Or Han? I think if you look closer, you’ll find the majority of deaths are actually Han. Everywhere you look, you see videos of violence perpetuated by the Uighurs, but I have yet to see a single video or picture of police brutality in this riot.

    Now before you tell me about China’s control of the media, I’m well aware of that. It’s true there have been videos posted to Tudou only to be removed by the government. However, until I see the evidence I can’t pass the traditional verdict against the Chinese government. In the meantime, here’s some of the footage of the riots:

  • Where is Maha when we need her the most,is she going to condemn this women for protesting too?

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