Videos show hundreds of workers rioting at Apple's biggest iPhone making plant over China's draconian COVID-19 measures
Added 11-23-22 02:14:03am EST - “The protests erupted over unpaid wages and workers fearing they may be infected by COVID-19, an unnamed witness told Bloomberg.” - Businessinsider.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Videos show hundreds of workers rioting at Apple's biggest iPhone making plant over China's draconian COVID-19 measures”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
Videos on social media appear to show hundreds of workers clashing with security guards at Apple's biggest iPhone-making factory in China, as discontent erupts over draconian COVID-19 measures at the plant.
Workers at Foxconn's Zhengzhou plant can be seen swarming the factory grounds and charging guards wearing white hazmat suits.
The violent protests began early Wednesday Beijing time, Bloomberg reported, citing an unnamed witness at the factory who also sent clips of the incident to the outlet. According to the outlet, one video shows guards beating a person on the ground with sticks.
The riots occurred over unpaid wages and workers' concerns that they would be infected by COVID-19, the witness told Bloomberg. Authorities deployed anti-riot police to restore order, the witness also said, according to Bloomberg.
One livestream showed clouds of smoke being dispensed from a police vehicle, as a person shouted that tear gas and smoke bombs had been deployed, Agence France-Presse reported.
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