In this case, a group of men and women dressed in black strode up to the station, pulled out knives, meat cleavers and swords and began methodically slashing and stabbing their way through the crowd.
Photographs of the station concourse show the dead and wounded lying in pools of blood, amidst a litter of dropped luggage. In the 20 minutes or so before police gained control, 29 people were killed and 143 were injured.And yes, the Uighurs, one of the Turkic peoples under Chinese control in the western part of the country have legitimate grievances. But killing civilians in a country where under the best of conditions the masses have essentially no say in what their government does? That doesn't make any sense at all, nor is it in any way defensible.