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Kunming residents queue up to donate blood, speak of pain

Published on Mar 3, 2014 7:30 PM
 
Apples, burning incenses and candle holders are seen on the floor as people pay tributes to the victims of a knife attack at Kunming railway station in Kunming, Yunnan province, on March 3, 2014. 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. -- PHOTO: AFP

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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