Crackdowns

Riots Kill 140 in China

Not all state violence originates in Iran: Associated Press reports that 140 people were killed, over 800 injured, and hundreds more arrested in China’s far west Xinjiang region on Sunday. The violence started as a peaceful Sunday protest by 1,000 to 3,000 Uighurs—ethnic Muslims—but there’s little indication of how things spiraled out of control. The protest was organized in response to the death of two Uighur factory workers during a fight with Han Chinese coworkers last month.