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Nonviolent responses of opponent
Groups in 1st Segment
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spersed the protesters via bullets, tear gas, and beatings. This led to rioting and violence between a small minority of protestors and the security forces.
What had initially begun as a nonviolent protest to demonstrate unity evolved into a massive confrontation with most protestors attempting to continue a nonviolent protest while the security forces shot and beat them. Protestors estimate security forces arrested thousands of people, but the official statistics report 150 arrests. Additionally, security forces injured over 100 people who required medical attention. At 1:00 am on June 12, security forces drove armored tanks into the city for policing and security purposes.
The protest ended in the early morning of 12 June, and the government began to make more arrests. Chinese Central Television (CCTV), the official state channel stated there had been no beatings and the subsequent riots were due to the propagation of misinformation.
Following the event, the government stated no one had been injured on either side and barred further reporting throughout the region. Additionally, they warned that the state would put to death anyone they accused of advocating against the state.
This labor strike campaign only lasted two days and did not result in any changes to the Hukou system. However, the protest potentially influenced multiple labor strikes over the following decade. A database of these protests exists on the China Labour Bulletin Strike map.
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