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(en) Poland, Ozarow protesters attacked!

From Zaczek <hydrozag@poczta.onet.pl>
Date Wed, 27 Nov 2002 06:23:59 -0500 (EST)

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At 3:30 AM today several dozen private police have attacked about 200
protesting workers in Ozarow cable factory. At least one person
was wounded and later taken to the hospital. Volounteer firemen
were called in by the protesters and they sprayed water on the private

At about 4 o'clock the state police came into action and forced the way
open to the gate of the factory.
In the meantime, the protesters blockaded the main route Poznan-Warsaw
running next to the factory. The lorries coming to disassemble
the production lines in the factory were attacked with bricks and stones.
10 people were arrested. Some lorry drivers refused to continue working
under the conditions, but by the evening as i write, several truckloads
of equipment have already left the factory.

The factory in Ozarow is one of the thousands of examples
of how profitable factories which gave employment to whole
cities were dismantled in the process of restructuring and
scam privatisations. The laid-off workers in Ozarow resisted
for 210 days blockading the main gate of the factory to
prevent the liquidation of the factory. The equipment and materials will
be moved to factories in Bydgoszcz and Szczecin, also
belonging to the same polish corporation. 

Some members of FA-Warsaw are on the spot among the protesters,
and we expect more people from other cities to
come in the next days, but the struggle might be over very quickly.


Some pics are here: 

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