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Fear and anger in Kunming as residents come to terms with attack at railway station

Published on Mar 3, 2014 1:08 PM
 
Chinese police stand guard at the scene of an attack at the main train station in Kunming, Yunnan province on March 2, 2014. Defiant residents of the Chinese city that saw a mass stabbing queued to give blood on Monday, March 3, 2014, while others vented their anger at what authorities say was a terrorist attack staged by separatists from far-off Xinjiang.  -- PHOTO: AFP

KUNMING (AFP) - Defiant residents of the Chinese city that saw a mass stabbing queued to give blood on Monday, while others vented their anger at what authorities say was a terrorist attack staged by separatists from far-off Xinjiang.

One woman taxi driver told AFP she would not take passengers to Kunming railway station, the scene of the violent rampage which left 29 people dead, underscoring the tense sense of fear that has gripped the usually quiet city.

She then launched into a tirade against Uighurs, the mainly Muslim ethnic group from Xinjiang.

"I won't let them into my taxi. They are all drug addicts and everyone outside Xinjiang distrusts them," she said, refusing to give her name.

 
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