Man Sets Self on Fire in China’s Tiananmen – Reuters

From Reuters via the New York Times:

A Chinese man set himself on fire in Beijing’s central Tiananmen Square on Thursday to protest not being paid, Xinhua news agency said.

The man was being treated in hospital.

, the symbolic political heart of China and the site of the 1989 massacre of pro-democracy protesters, is a magnet for protest and security there is tight. [Full Text]

See also a list of jailed Chinese labor activists; China Labor Bulletin’s “High cost of wage recovery“; CDT’s past coverage on unpaid wages; WorldPress’ “Chinese New Year Brings Labor Issues to the Fore

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