ethnic cleansing

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ethnic cleansing

Euphemistic the violent removal by one ethnic group of other ethnic groups from the population of a particular area: used esp of the activities of Serbs against Croats and Muslims in the former Yugoslavia
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Attacks are an increasingly frequent occurrence in the oil and gas rich province, where the native Muslim Uighur people feel they are being ethnically cleansed by a mass influx of Han Chinese, sponsored by the government to 'colonise' the province.
Since the events in Rwanda, Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina in the past two decades, the international "obligation to protect" civilians being wantonly killed, injured or ethnically cleansed is now widely accepted.
He further stoked the controversy surrounding his appearance by claiming that London, where the show was filmed, was "no longer British" having been "ethnically cleansed" of "English and British people".
For them the founding of Israel was a catastrophe when more than 750,000 of their people were ethnically cleansed and forced into permanent exile.
The letter claimed that the kibbutz was built on the remnants of the destroyed Arab village Beit Afa, which the letter said was "ethnically cleansed" in the 1930s.
My understanding is that the neighborhoods are safer but am wondering if that's because they have been walled off and ethnically cleansed.
A new documentary about one of the most controversial Irish figures of the 20th Century says he tried to form an ethnically cleansed style of police force for a new Ireland when he took on the task of creating the Garda Siochana in 1922.
From 1986 to 1989 Saddam Hussein ethnically cleansed a good portion of the Kurds who refused to change their ethnicity to "Arab" then moved more Arabs, Stalin-style, into the Kurds' former homes.
The village was ethnically cleansed of its Serbs when the Croatian Army mounted Operation Storn in the 1990s.
That's more than the populations of New .Jersey and Maine combined fleeing war, torture, disaster, hunger; 10 million evicted from their homes, displaced, ethnically cleansed.
"They have slowly been ethnically cleansed in the city side of Londonderry; the same has taken place in border areas and republicans seek to do the same in other areas.