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6 September 2018

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Protest against imprisonment of striking workers in China and attacks on democratic rights in Hong Kong

Socialists protest at Chinese government's repression - photo DSM

Socialists protest at Chinese government's repression - photo DSM   (Click to enlarge)

By Dimeji Macaulay

Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) visited the Chinese Embassy in Abuja on Tuesday to submit a protest letter to the Chinese government demanding an end to oppression in Hong Kong and also end to oppression of Jasic technology workers in Schenzen, southern China. We called for immediate release of Shen Mengyu, the Jasic workers' leader, who has been incarcerated since August 10. The letter was received by a staff of the embassy.

Below is the Protest Letter

September 4, 2018


The Ambassador,

People's Republic of China in the Federal Republic of Nigeria,

Plot 302-303 A. O. Central Area, Abuja, Nigeria.


The President

People's Republic of China.

Dear Ambassador,


We of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), the Nigerian Section of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI), joins international solidarity protest around the world against the continued attacks on Hong Kong working people. We also condemn in strong terms the attack on the working people of China. One of such recent attacks is the arrest and detention of Jasic Technology workers in Shenzhen, southern China, who are fighting for independent unionism, which was widely reported in the international media.

Showing the protest letter - photo DSM

Showing the protest letter - photo DSM   (Click to enlarge)

We call for immediate release of all arrested workers of Jasic Technology in Shenzhen southern China unconditionally and without delay. We call for release of Shen Mengyu who is a workers' leader and others that are currently in detention. We also support their right to independent unionism and struggle from management and government interference.

We also call for an end to the repression in Hong Kong, for an independent democratic socialist Hong Kong. We submit that the working people of Hong Kong are entitled to the right to self-determination, which is an inalienable right.

We will continue this protest until the demands are met.

Yours sincerely,

Dagga Tolar

Acting General Secretary