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Thousands resist Chinese government s plans to demolish mosque

Beijing — Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in northwestern China on Friday to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback against the government. A large crowd of Hui people, a Muslim ethnic minority, began congregating at the towering Grand Mosque in the town of Weizhou on Thursday, local Hui residents told The Associated Press by phone. People are in a lot of pain, said Ma Sengming, a 72-year-old man who was at the protest from Thursday morning until Friday afternoon. Many peopl

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