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03-09-09, 05:55
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URUMQI, Sept.3 (Xinhua) -- People gathered at a number of sites in Urumqi Thursday morning, demanding security guarantee from authorities after syringe attacks were reported in the capital city of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

More than 1,000 people started to gather at 10:50 a.m. at the residential quarter of Xiaoximen, said a police officer who requested anonymity.

People also showed up in big crowds at Renmin Cinema and Beiyuanchun farmers' produce wholesale market.

Local police had seized 15 suspects for attacking people with hypodermic syringe needles in the city after receiving reports of the attacks, a senior local official said Wednesday.

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