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On Thursday, more than six workers were beaten and taken away by local security guards as management sought to end a strike at a South Korean-owned factory in Panyu, a satellite city of Guangzhou, the capital of southern Guangdong province.  Workers in blue uniforms confronted police, deployed in large numbers.

One of the detained employees, a 20-year-old migrant from Chongqing, was grabbed by the neck and dragged away.  “They are thugs, photographing us, beating us anyway they please,” said a female co-worker to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post.  “My friend is a very frail girl, how can she take that brutality by so many men?”  read more

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