Workers hurt in clash with police at Japan-owned factory in south China - report

Workers hurt in clash with police at Japan-owned factory in south China - report

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2 March 2013

18:10

BBC Monitoring Asia Pacific

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According to the Hong Kong Information Center for Human Rights & Democracy (2 March), a Hong Kong-based fax service which reports on dissidence, over 1,000 workers at a Japanese-owned hardware products factory in Chang'an township, Dongguan, Guangdong province, staged a strike on 1 March to protest layoffs. The authorities dispatched a large number of special police to suppress the workers. Ten workers were reportedly injured in a clash with the police, and five others were "unaccounted for" after being arrested by police.

Source: Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Hong Kong, in Chinese 02 Mar 13