Authorities the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region (XUAR) of China held a parade to intimidate the local terrorists and separatists. About it reports Reuters.
The event was held in the city of Hotan in the southern region, which is one of the mainstays of the Uighur independence fighters. The parade was attended by thousands of armed policemen and men of the volunteer Pro-government groups. As explained by party leaders Xinjiang, the event is designed to demonstrate to separatists the strength of the Chinese law enforcement agencies.
“With watchful vigilance, and the constant pressure on terrorists, we have them cornered, and now they’re desperate fighting without hope of salvation,” — described the situation of the Chairman of the local party Committee, Zhu Hailun.
Xinjiang is located in Northwest of China. In the region there are Islamic radicals, mostly ethnic Uighurs fighting for an independent state of East Turkestan. As a result of their confrontation with Beijing since 1990 has killed hundreds of people. The last few months in Xinjiang was relatively calm, however on 14 February, there was another attack: three criminals in the Prefecture of Hotan with knives attacked the crowd, stabbing five people, five more were injured. All the attackers were shot dead.