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Laid-Off Workers Riot At Chinese Toy Factory བོད་སྐད།


Hundreds of laid-off workers have trashed offices and overturned a police car at a toy factory in southern China.

Officials say Wednesday about 500 people rioted at the Kaida toy factory in China's Guangdong province late Tuesday following a pay dispute, while a thousand people watched.

Chinese state media report many of the workers had been told they were being fired, and were unhappy with their severance payments. Some workers say the company offered to pay them just one month's wages, about 140-dollars, even though they had worked there for many years.

Officials say the rioters broke through the factory's gates and into the offices, destroying computers and smashing windows.

About one-thousand police officers tried to disperse the crowd, which overturned a police car and damaged several police motorbikes. Witnesses say at least five people were injured.

Kaida is owned by a Hong Kong investment firm, and employs more than seven-thousand people.

Southern China has long been a center for manufacturing jobs, but the region has been hit hard by the slowing global economy.

Last month, one of the region's biggest toy factories shut down, laying off about seven-thousand people. Many of those workers staged similar protests.
Hundreds of laid-off workers have trashed offices and overturned a police car at a toy factory in southern China.


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