tirsdag 12. april 2016

China on strike

The eight migrant workers gazed out at the crowd as the verdict was read out. Flanked by two guards apiece and watched over by armed police they listened as the judge sentenced them to between six and eight months in prison.Their crime: protesting for unpaid wages.The scene looked like something out of the Cultural Revolution. Hundreds of local residents massed in the public square, under banners denouncing the "crime of severely obstructing social-administrative order" and urging people to pursue "rational efforts in seeking unpaid wages", as judges and prosecutors gave those gathered what they called an "education in the law," according to state media. Read more