Frame: the Ministry of internal Affairs of Tajikistan
In Tajikistan, the riot police shooting dispersed the rebellious workers “Tajik-Chinese mining company”, reported “Radio Ozodi”.
The incident happened on 21 may in city Zarnisor. About 60 workers from China, with stones and sticks attacked the office of the company. The interior Ministry of Tajikistan reported that the reason for their discontent was the delay of salaries. However, according to some, the workers demanded to return to their homeland: they are a few months unable to leave Tajikistan because of the pandemic coronavirus.
Representatives of the company and local authorities say the migrants refused to negotiate. According to some media reports, they began to smash Windows in office and break the machine. Arrived at the scene, riot police. “To calm the rioting, the police fired into the air. Victims and wounded there,” — said the Ministry of internal Affairs of Sughd region.
Sources in the regional authorities said that the company was proposed to pay the workers wages for the last three months. Local officials claim that the situation is calm in the city.
“Tajik-Chinese mining company” is engaged in extraction of zinc, lead and copper.
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