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Witnesses says China protest spreads to 2nd city

BEIJING (AP) -- Witnesses say an ethnic protest has spread to a second city in China's western Xinjiang province after riots rocked the region's capital, killing at least 140 and injuring more than 800.

A Uighur man in Kashgar city said he was among more than 300 protesters who demonstrated outside the Id Kah Mosque in the late afternoon. He said they police surrounded them. "We were yelling at each other, but there were no clashes, no physical contact," said the man, who gave his name as Yagupu.

Maimaiti, a man who said he worked at the mosque, said he could hear could hear the protesters and police shouting outside.

A protest in the provincial capital, Urumqi, on Sunday night turned into the deadliest ethnic unrest to hit Xinjiang region in decades.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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