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2011 Chaozhou riot

The 2011 Chaozhou riot (Chinese: 潮州6·6事件) began on the night of Duanwu Festival June 6, 2011 in Guxiang (古巷镇) Chao'an County, Chaozhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China.[1][2]


  • Background 1
  • Riot 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


On June 1 a wage dispute took place at the Huayi Ceramics Factory (华意陶瓷厂) in Chao'an.[3] A Sichuan migrant worker couple and their son surnamed Xiong (熊), from Zhongjiang County Sichuan, went to the factory demanding unpaid wages of about 2,000 yuan.[2][3]

The father argued with the boss of the factory and was hurt in the forehead.[2] His 19-year old son Xiong suffered cuts to the feet and hands after being attacked by two employees of the factory.[4]

The boss of the factory surnamed Su (苏), surrendered Saturday and confessed to the crime.[3] He owed 61 workers 800,000 yuan in unpaid wages.[4] The other two suspects who carried out the attack were also arrested by the police.[3][5]


By June 2 more and more Sichuan citizens from nearby areas began gathering for a movement.[2] A few people in the beginning increased to thousands of people.[2]

By June 6 a protest was held at Guxiang involving 200 migrant workers at around 10pm.[6] This turned into a riot with 18 people injured, 9 detained. One vehicle was set on fire, 3 cars were destroyed and 15 cars were damaged during the clash.[7]

The tension between Chaozhou and Sichuan citizens have escalated to the point where the situation has been described as "Battle of Chaozhou".[8] Different community groups have come out to protect themselves. There are fears of Sichuan citizens bombing their gas stations in Chaozhou. And fears of Chaozhou citizens in Sichuan getting attacked.[8]

See also


  1. ^ "潮州6·6事件追踪:伤害外来工三名嫌疑人被捕-搜狐滚动". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "广东潮州古巷镇因暴力事件进行治安管制_滚动新闻_新浪财经_新浪网". Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Clash erupts over wage spat in Chaozhou, Guangdong Province - GlobalTimes". Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  4. ^ a b Migrant workers riot and clash with police in Chaozhou. "Migrant workers riot and clash with police in Chaozhou". Shanghaiist. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  5. ^ "Employees riot in southern China after attack on factory worker". Monsters and Critics. 2010-11-17. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  6. ^ "广东潮州一名外来工讨薪被砍伤引发打砸事件_财讯.COM" (in 中文). Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  7. ^ (AFP) – 21 hours ago. "AFP: Protesters clash with police in southern China". Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  8. ^ a b [1]
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