Women in flowered headscarves scuffled with armed police on 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 arrested in the area's worst ethnic violence in decades.
About 200 Uighurs blocked a street, some screaming that their husbands and children had been arrested in the massive crackdown on members of the Muslim minority by Chinese authorities since the violence started on Sunday in the Xinjiang capital.
The incident played out in front of reporters who were being taken by authorities around the city to see the charred aftermath of the riots. Riot police were at one end of the street, and paramilitary police at the other.
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Image: In this image made from video, a fire burns in the street in Urumqi, China, the capital of western China's Muslim region during the deadliest ethnic violence in decades on July 5, 2009.