[Workers strikes in China continue to grow in numbers and intensity.The following news report is an first draft of a translation. Later translations will be posted on Frontlines as they become available.– Frontlines ed.]
Nighttime, the riot squad got orders to disperse the workers, the two sides clashed, police fired tear gas to suppress the workers, and a number of people were arrested.
Police broke into the factory, trapped the leadership away, taking away the blockage of cars, transported them away, and evacuated the explosives factory.
June 23, workers continue to occupy the factory. Nearly a thousand police surrounded the entire plant, the situation is still evolving.
Workers revealed that the factory, when the allocation of money to workers buyouts was misappropriated last year, gave rise to the strike.
Rio Tinto Explosive Materials Factory was originally called “Guangdong Province 309 plant, built in the fifties, is a state-owned medium-sized enterprises, part of Guangdong Province wide industry environmental protection industry group, the existing staff of about 800 people, mainly the production of industrial explosives and industrial detonators.