On the 15th of May, protesters showed up in front of the Children's
Place in Colombia Heights. Their merchandise was found in the ruins of
one of the factories in the collapsed Rana Plaza builidng in Bangladesh.
Midnight of the 15th of May is the deadline for retailers to sign the
factory safety agreement that could have prevented this collapse, had it
been in effect at that time. As of 6PM on May 15th, Children's Place
has not signed that agreement. Protesters were on hand to demand they do
so, and were able to deliver a letter to the store manager.
Unfortunately the response was a poorply-writtenm pre-printed form
letter in reply. This did list a phone number, which everyone with a
cell phone promptly called!
Just over 1,100 bodies were recovered from Rana Plaza by the time the Bangladeshi military gave up on recovery efforts.
Cops knew about the prot
In: Other News
Tags: dcdirectactionnews, sweatshops, Bangladesh, Children's Place
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