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Primark on the rack 2013: when you force people to work in a dangerous building | by followthethings.com
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Primark on the rack 2013: when you force people to work in a dangerous building

Scene 6 of our re-creation: 2 years later.

 

On Wednesday morning, April 24, 2013 at 8:00 a.m., 3,639 workers refused to enter the eight-story Rana Plaza factory building because there were large and dangerous cracks in the factory walls. The owner, Sohel Rana, brought paid gang members to beat the women and men workers, hitting them with sticks to force them to go into the factory. Managers of the five factories housed in Rana Plaza also told the frightened workers, telling them that if they did not return to work, there would be no money to pay them for the month of April, which meant that there would be no food for them and their children. They were forced to go in to work at 8:00 a.m. At 8:45 a.m. the electricity went out and the factories’ five generators kicked on. Almost immediately the workers felt the eight-story building begin to move, and heard a loud explosion as the building collapsed, pancaking downward (Source www.globallabourrights.org/campaigns/factory-collapse-in-...)

 

This is part of an 10 scene set: www.flickr.com/photos/followthethings/sets/72157632897292...

 

The rest of the story is here www.followthethings.com/primark.shtml

 

LEGOing by Ian Cook

 

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Uploaded on April 24, 2017