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Latest Update on the Situation in Southern Mongolia, New Photos Available (May 28, 2011)

May 28, 2011
New York

Updates on the protests in Southern (Inner) Mongolia:


In Shuluun Huh Banner, Shiliin-gol League:

1. More than 300 riot police were clashed with hundreds of Mongolian herders and students on May 27; many beaten up;

2. All Mongolian students of the Banner Middle School were confined in the classrooms of the school building top floor preventing them from joining any gathering;

3. More than 40 Mongolian herders and students have been  arrested on May 27. None released;

4. Currently the Banner capital is under a complete control of riot police and army. Reportedly more reinforcements are on their way toward the Banner Capital;

5. Streets are sealed off. Local TV station declared that the crackdown is the only choice if protest continues;

6. All schools are ordered to continue classes. No weekend day off;


In Tongliao City, eastern Southern Mongolia:

1. Inner Mongolia Nationality University is sealed off;

2. Internet bloggers and surfers are summoned to the Public Security Bureau;


In Hohhot City, capital of Southern Mongolia:

1. Starting May 27, 4:00 PM Beijing Time, the Hohhot City Nationality University has been sealed off;

2. All high schools, colleges and universities in Hohhot are under police and security forces' tight control;

3. School authorities are ordered to count their students in their dorms regularly to make sure no students are missing;

4. Dissidents and activists are ordered home confinement;

5. All QQ chat rooms are shutdown. Internet is very slow.



New Photos of May 27 Protest in Shuluun Huh Banner:



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