Over 10,000 workers at China’s massive shoe factories in Dongguan in the Guangdong province walked out on strike last Monday.
The strike was in protest at bosses not paying into the social security and housing funds of 70,000 employees.
Hundreds of riot cops attacked a mass demo of strikers who tried to block the road outside a government building.
Four workers were hospitalised after being beaten. The workers went back to work and were planning a bigger strike as Socialist Worker went to press.