China’s student activists cast rare light on brewing labor unrest
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The students said they reported the abduction to the police, who doubted their account and refused to take down crucial parts of their statement. They were also told that video cameras at the location of the incident were broken.
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Local police said on their official social media account Monday that they had been in contact with Shen parents.
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WORKER PROTESTS Protests at the Jasic factory broke out in early July after seven workers attempting to form a union and elect their own leaders were laid off. On July 27, after two moncler donna weeks of protests, moncler bambino outlet the police detained 29 people, including laid off workers, their families and supporters.
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my parents are factory workers so I have always had an interest in labor rights, said one of the activists who saw Shen taken away.