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Attempt to end strike turns bloody [Mexico]

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21 April 2006

Attempt to end strike turns bloody [Mexico]

Author: El Universal [Mexico]

Hundreds of police officers stormed a key steel plant in the state of Michoacán on Thursday, attempting to clear out striking workers and touching off a bloody battle that killed at least three people, authorities said. The clash at the Sicartsa steel plant...saw police fire tear gas in an attempt to evict workers who seized the facility to protest a change in the leadership of their union...A union statement said 800 officers entered the plant and killed at least two workers...The plant is owned by Grupo Villacero, whose finance director...said that even though the company viewed the work stoppage and plant takeover as illegal, company officials had not asked police to step in.

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Author: Mónica Medel y Noel Randewich, Reuters

Cientos de policías entraron el jueves a una planta siderúrgica en México para desalojar a trabajadores en huelga, dejando al menos a dos de ellos muertos además de 80 lesionados, lo que podría intensificar un conflicto de semanas que abarca también a mineros...policías federales y estatales ingresaron a la planta en el complejo Sicartsa, propiedad de Grupo Villacero, registrándose un enfrentamiento que ocasionó heridos en ambos bandos, daños en instalaciones y quema de vehículos. [también se refiere a Grupo México]

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