Social Unrest in Guangdong, China June 2011

Reuters report on unrest in Guangdong Authorities arrest 19 over S.China riots.

Rioting erupted among the large migrant community in Zengcheng city. “simmering resentment among the huge migrant worker community over perceived discrimination and social pressures such as rising inflation” led to the unrest.

Other clashes have erupted in southern China in recent weeks, including in Chaozhou, where hundreds of migrant workers demanding payment of their wages at a ceramics factory attacked government buildings and set vehicles ablaze.

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