Kunming residents queue up to donate blood, speak of pain
Published on Mar 3, 2014 7:30 PM
KUNMING, China (AFP) - Defiant residents of the Chinese city where 29 people died in a mass stabbing queued to donate blood on Monday, while others vented anger at what authorities say was a terrorist attack by separatists from Xinjiang.
Chinese Internet users accused the US of double standards after Washington condemned the bloody rampage in Kunming by knife-wielding attackers but refrained from calling it a terrorist incident. More than 130 were injured.
Officials have blamed separatists from Xinjiang, the far western Chinese region home to the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority.
Foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters: "Some East Turkestan flags were found on the scene," referring to a group Beijing regards as a separatist terrorist movement.
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