Monday, September 5, 2011

Truck Driver Incident Sparks Unrest in Inner Mongolia

Monday, September 5, 2011

BEIJING –Police sealed off parts of two county seats in China's Inner Mongolia for a second day Saturday in what residents described as a kind of martial law after protests triggered by the death of a Mongolian herder run over by a Chinese truck driver.

The demonstrations this past week in two counties and a nearby city are rare for Inner Mongolia, unlike China's other troubled border regions of Tibet and Xinjiang which have erupted in violent protests in recent years.

While no protests were reported Saturday, residents said police continued to cordon off streets leading to government buildings in ...

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