BEIJING | China set to begin demolishing mosque despite Hui protests

9Aug - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



BEIJING  — Authorities in northwestern China were poised to begin demolition of a mosque Friday despite protests by hundreds of members of the country’s Muslim Hui ethnic minority determined to preserve the newly built structure.

A crowd gathered Thursday outside the towering Grand Mosque in the town of Weizhou in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region and was being watched closely by police, Hong Kong’s South China Morning post said. No clashes were reported.

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