Skip to comments.1,000 Foxconn iPad workers trash dorms in riot against guards
Posted on 06/07/2012 9:00:48 AM PDT by BenLurkin
A riot broke out at a Foxconn workers' dormitory in Chengdu after hundreds of workers got involved in a clash with security guards, according to reports from Chinese human rights website Molihua...
The incident at the dorm started at about 9pm on Monday and escalated into a full-scale riot involving three to four male dormitories, and up to 1,000 employees, reports claimed.
Bottles, trash cans, chairs and fireworks were thrown from the upper floors of the male dormitory that housed workers from the Foxconn Chengdu plant. It lasted for two hours before local police quelled the disturbance, say reports.
The disturbance broke out after two security guards "tried to stop a thief", according to the story on Molihua, and then escalated after workers took advantage of the trouble to air long-held dissatisfaction with the guards.
Apparently dozens of arrests have been made.
In a statement to The Reg, Foxconn distanced itself from the disturbance, saying that the Chengdu police had informed it that the riot had been caused by a dispute with a local restaurant owner.
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The legacy of Steve Jobs continues....
Seems there is no basis for the report. Quoted sources quote quoting sources quoting unreliable sources.
Not saying nothing happened, but seems there’s no evidence something did.
More like the legacy of Mao Tse Tung.
Lesson: Don’t buy an iPad manufactured on a Monday?
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