Further unrest in west China's Urumqi region following syringe attacks

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Urumqi (China), Sep 3(ANI): Following a spate of ethnically motivated syringe attacks in China's Xinjiang province, renewed mass demonstrations and violence was reported in the region on Thursday.

Thousands of people gathered at the residential quarter of Xiaoximen, at Renmin Cinema and Beiyuanchun farmers' produce wholesale market and demanded security assurance from authorities, Xinhua reports.

Local Police had detained 15 people and arrested four in connection with the attacks, but it did not say what ethnic group they belonged to.

In recent weeks, ethnic-fueled violence has plagued the city, following the riots that occurred between Uyghurs, who are predominantly Muslim, and ethnic Han Chinese, the majority group in China.

Unconfirmed reports of deaths in those riots range from 200 to many more. (ANI)

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