29 May '11, 3am

China's Inner Mongolia under 'martial law' after protests - AsiaOne

China's Inner Mongolia under 'martial law' after protests - AsiaOne

BEIJING - Protests which have rocked parts of China's remote and vast northern region of Inner Mongolia appeared to subside on Saturday, though residents reported a heavy police presence and one said "martial law" was still in place. China has sealed off some counties in Inner Mongolia, a resource-rich region strategically located on the borders of Russia and Mongolia, after recent demonstrations sparked by the hit-and-run death of a Mongolian herder. Residents have told Reuters parts of Inner Mongolia have been placed under martial law. The New-York-based Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center said in an e-mailed statement that the government had ordered a sweeping crackdown, shutting off universities and arresting at least 40 people. In regional capital Hohhot, it said all schools and universities were under police guard. "School authorities are ordered to co...

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