Tajik Police Use Firearms To Break Up Protest By Chinese Workers
Some 60 Chinese workers employed by the Tajik-Chinese Mining Company held a rare protest on May 20 in the Tajik town of Zarnisor. The mining company's administration said police were called after the Chinese workers refused to end the rally. The workers' demands remain unclear. The mining company was created in 2009 and operates lead and zinc mines in Tajikistan.