Skip to comments.Ethnic clash in Chinese factory kills 2, hurts 118
Posted on 06/27/2009 2:19:54 PM PDT by LibWhacker
BEIJING -- Ethnic tensions between workers at a toy factory in southern China sparked a brawl that left two dead and 118 injured, state media and a government spokesman said Saturday.
The official China News Service said hundreds of workers at the Xuri Toy Factory in Shaoguan City fought for two hours before more than 400 police restored order early Friday morning.
A spokesman from the Shaoguan City government said the brawl was due to tensions between Uighurs - Turkic-speaking Muslims - and Han Chinese, who make up most of China's population.
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Where ever there are muslims - trouble seems to happen...
And Han Chinese are notably racist, genuine xenophobes. Quite the recipe for just this sort of blowup.
Wonder who constituted a majority of the dead and injured? I’m betting Uighurs, myself.
This factory is in Han territory, so the Uighurs would be migrants from west or north who came for the jobs, and well in the minority in the city.
Meet the Mahdi.