Workers, some of whom are terminally ill with silicosis, gather to petition Shenzhen government. They claimed they suffered heavy-handed treatment from police. Photo: Handout

Chinese workers say silicosis protest was broken up with beatings and pepper spray

  • Campaigners have worked for nearly 10 years to highlight what they say is human cost of Shenzhen’s construction boom
  • Many workers denied help because they had no documentation from employers
Topic |   Migrant workers in China

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Workers, some of whom are terminally ill with silicosis, gather to petition Shenzhen government. They claimed they suffered heavy-handed treatment from police. Photo: Handout
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