The riots of July 2009 in Ürümqi broke out on the fifth of July in the capital of Xinjiang, located in the northwest part of China. It was a protest that became out of control and rioters began targeting the Han people.
Telephone and internet connections with the entire region of Xinjiang were either unstable or completely cut off. Many public meeting places were temporarily closed, including Uyghur mosques. These restrictions were in place until January of 2010.
In November of 2009, over 400 individuals faced criminal charges for their actions during the riots. Of which 9 of them were executed in November 2009, and at least 26 had been executed by February 2010. Over 1500 people were arrested. There were 1721 injuries and more than 197 deaths.