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Police Detain Another 319 Suspects

POLICE say they have detained another 319 people in connection with the deadly riot on July 5 in Urumqi.

The arrests were in addition to the 253 detentions police announced last Wednesday.

Before that, more than 1,000 suspects had been detained by July 6.

A police spokesman would not say how many of the detainees were released, and he declined to give more information.

A statement from the Urumqi Public Security Bureau said yesterday the 319 people had been detained after police investigation that included tips from the public.

The suspects would face charges in connection with the riot that left 197 people dead, the statement said.


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