Rebellion of Liu FutongTowards the end of the Yuan Dynasty, conflicts between classes were extremely sharp due to corruptions in the high rank post. There were heavy burdens on the civilians, plunderage by the governing class, sharp racial discrimination and racial oppress, all of which resulted in peasant rebellion.
In the year 1351, Liu Futong lead more than 3000 people and rebelled in YinZhou. All of the soldiers wore red cloths around their foreheads so the army was therefore called the Red-Cloth Army. People from all over the country answered to Liu's calls and joined the rebels and the army soon grew to about 10,000 people.