Violent Protest Erupts at Chinese Toy Factory – Jim Yardley

From New York Times:

A violent protest erupted last weekend at a factory in southern China that makes toys for McDonald’s, Disney and other Western companies, as workers became so unruly that local police were called to the scene to restore order.

Word of the incident spread today when China Labor Watch, a New York-based labor rights group, issued a news release describing a riot by more than 1,000 workers at the Hengli factory in the industrial city of Dongguan, who were protesting low pay and poor living conditions. [Full Text]

July 28, 2006 6:42 AM
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