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07-07-09, 04:01
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Hundreds of armed Han Chinese march in Urumqi

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By WILLIAM FOREMAN, Associated Press Writer William Foreman, Associated Press Writer – 49 mins ago

URUMQI, China – Hundreds of Han Chinese armed with clubs marched through the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi, knocking over food stalls run by Muslims.

Police used loudspeakers Tuesday to appeal to the marchers to stop, but about 300 of them were marching down a street about four blocks from People's Square, the starting point of Sunday's riot that left 156 dead.

The crowd waved their wooden sticks, lead pipes, shovels and hoes in the air as they marched. As they headed down a back street toward a mosque, several loud explosions rang out followed by rising white puffs of smoke — possibly tear gas that anti-riot squads have used in previous days.