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Monday, September 24, 2012

Riot at Foxconn

Posted by on Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Via the New York Times:

SHANGHAI — Foxconn Technology, a major supplier to some of the world’s electronics giants, including Apple, said it had closed one of its large Chinese plants Monday after the police were called in to break up a fight among factory employees...

A spokesman said some people had been hurt and detained by the police after the disturbance escalated into a riot late Sunday. The company said the cause of the disturbance was still under investigation.

One Foxconn employee reached by telephone Monday afternoon, however, said the disturbance had begun when workers started brawling with security guards, and it eventually had led to a huge riot involving more than 1,000 workers.

And from YouTube, "Foxconn Worker Riot, Taiyuan Plant - 9/24/2012." It's mostly large crowds of people walking around in the dark, sometimes shouting. But if the video is legit, even this would be a significant departure from what's reportedly the norm at Foxconn:


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sheepsclothing 1
Prison riot!
Posted by sheepsclothing on September 24, 2012 at 10:18 AM · Report this
But Mike Daisy LIED!!!!!! The neurotoxin poisoning happened at a DIFFERENT Apple factory, not this one!! Don't these silly workers knows that Apple is not at fault, Mike Daisy is! Can't they keep things in perspective???!!!!
Posted by fount on September 24, 2012 at 11:06 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 3
this is why Mike D follows me, I guess.

It's about overly abusive security. And is a sign that the straw is breaking the camel's back.
Posted by Will in Seattle on September 24, 2012 at 11:39 AM · Report this
Sorry, Eli dood, but I can't believe your post, after all, Ira Glass said everything was hunky-dory at Foxcomm and that Mike Daisy was fibbing.

And wasn't Ira just recently yucking it up with Dan "let's invade Iraq" Savage?

Come on, Eli, quit stretching the truth.......…
Posted by sgt_doom on September 24, 2012 at 5:33 PM · Report this
Who gives a fuck Get back to work, slaves! I want an IPhone 5. Now.

- The Seattle "Progressive"
Posted by Wing It on September 24, 2012 at 8:52 PM · Report this

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