Demonstrators hurl rocks at Chinese embassy

6th July 2009, Comments 0 comments

Sixty demonstrators who protested against the deadly unrest in China’s Xinjiang and threw rocks at the Chinese embassy in The Hague have been detained.

The Hague – Demonstrators hurled rocks Monday at the Chinese embassy in The Hague and about 60 people were detained in a protest that followed deadly unrest in China's Xinjiang region, police said.
Rocks and cobblestones were hurled at the embassy building and several windows were broken.

Police spokeswoman Chantal Marges said "about 60 people" were held for failing to follow police orders.

The protesters were sat in front of the embassy surrounded by police.

"We are awaiting reinforcements and vehicles to take them to a police station," the spokeswoman added.

About 200 people took part in the demonstration called by the Association of East Turkmenistan Uighurs in the Netherlands.

China said Monday that at least 140 people were killed when Muslim Uighurs rioted in its restive Xinjiang region.

The violence in the regional capital Urumqi on Sunday was one of the deadliest ethnic unrest to have hit China for decades.

It involved thousands of people and triggered an enormous security crackdown across Xinjiang, where tensions have long simmered amid Uighur claims of repressive Chinese rule.

AFP / Expatica

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