China: Students and activists from all over the country held solidarity actions with the Shenzhen workers

The worker’s struggle in Shenzhen demanding real representation and right to organize which has been going on for two months has entered a new stage following the illegal abduction of two leading comrades. Students and activists from all over the country, rallied under the banner of Marx, Lenin, and Chairman Mao, have conducted solidarity actions against the illegal activity of the reactionary state and for the immediate release of the two comrades and 14 other comrades who are still being detained.

Below are images of recent protests and actions, published by our comrades from the site Epoch Pioneer:

Beijing

Joint solidarity action organized by Solidarity Groups from the Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing University of Technology, and Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine.

Joint action organized by Solidarity Groups from the Peking University and the Nanjing University.

Henan

Protest organized by retired workers and activists in Zhengzhou, Henan in solidarity with the Shenzhen workers.

Shaanxi

Action organized by the masses of Shaanxi in solidarity with the Shenzhen workers.

In the statement of the Solidarity Group from the Beijing Language and Culture University, the students wrote: “Chairman Mao teaches us that not to have a correct political orientation is like not having a soul. We refuse to be giant infants in the ivory tower, we refuse to be intellectuals shutting themselves away from the world, we refuse to be golems without their independent wills. We believe that more and more youths would join us and fight with us shoulder to shoulder, together forming a torrent of justice that washes away all shadows of injustice! … The BLCU Solidarity Group solemnly proclaims: we will learn from the indomitable spirit of struggle of the proletariat, dare to struggle, dare to win. We dare to commence the most thorough and resolute struggle against the dark forces of evil, and we dare to fight for the victory of the working class and all forces of justice!”

Students from the University of Nanchang wrote in their statement: “We know, the police in Pingshan, Shenzhen is but a miniature of the massive, evil reactionary force behind it. Marx and Engels said in the Communist Manifesto, ‘the immediate aim of the Communists is the same as that of all other proletarian parties: formation of the proletariat into a class, overthrow of the bourgeois supremacy, conquest of political power by the proletariat.’ Jasic workers’ demand for an union is the first step of the formation of the proletariat as a class. That’s one small step for the Jasic workers fighting for their legal rights, and one giant step for the transformation of the proletariat from the class-in-itself to the class-for-itself.”

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