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Rioters threw trash cans and furniture at security

Riot breaks out at Apple’s Foxconn factory in China

A thousand workers rioted at Foxconn’s iPhone factory in China earlier this week.

The Daily Mail reported that on Monday night employees from the Foxconn plant in Chengdu, China, clashed with security guards who were attempting to stop a thief. Dozens were arrested during the two-hour riot, which broke out on a dormitory of the plant.

It is reported that rioters threw trash cans, office furniture, bottles and fireworks from the upper floors of an on-site male dormitory. The thief is said to have been an employee with a grudge against the company over pay.

Foxconn is an Apple partner and manufactures components for iPhone and iPad. The company has come under fire in the past for allegedly forcing staff to work long hours in unsafe conditions and for low pay.

Along with this, back in 2010 it was reported that fourteen Foxconn employees committed suicide in just 11 months. This prompted investigations by several of its customers including Apple, Dell and HP.

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