There is a strike going on right now in Yueyang, it seems that cab drivers are unhappy about the amount of money they are making after they pay their parent company the fee required to drive for that company. While most protests that occur here in Yueyang are peaceful, this one has had a few moments of chaos over the weekend. Some drivers were even arrested;
Eleven persons were detained because of rioting amid a strike involving thousand taxi drivers in Yueyang City in central China’s Hunan Province, police said on Saturday.
The strike began on Friday when dozens of drivers parked their taxies in front of the Yueyang municipal government’s building, demanding to reduce the amount of money they should pay to their taxi companies monthly, police said.
More drivers joined the strike on Saturday, police said.
Some people rioted during the strike as they stopped some taxis and forced the drivers to join the strike, police said.
The rioters smashed some cabs and hit the drivers, police said.
Police detained eight rioters on Friday and three on Saturday.
A special investigation team had been founded by the municipal government to solve the problem, said Han Jianguo, vice mayor of Yueyang.
Please pray for the people of Yueyang. Most do not have much worldly wealth, but almost all are consumed in the pursuit of it! Pray that people all across the city will hear the Good News of Jesus’ FREE gift of salvation and that a movement of people sharing this simple truth will spread rapidly across the entire city and province!