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Late Sunday, news broke that a massive riot took place inside the Asian Foxconn facility where much of the new iPhone 5 production is taking place. Initial reports indicated that...
09-24-2012, 12:53 PM #1
New Details Emerge on Foxconn Riot
Late Sunday, news broke that a massive riot took place inside the Asian Foxconn facility where much of the new iPhone 5 production is taking place.
Initial reports indicated that as many as 2,000 individuals may have been involved in the skirmish, which quickly turned violent and grew into an out-of-control scene of utter choas. According to Reuters, things got so out of hand that the entire plant had to be shut down.
Within minutes of the riot's outbreak, police in riot-gear stormed the facility in hopes of quelling the imbroglio. The first wave of reports, however, did not indicate what triggered the riot.
As of this writing, it isn't clear if and how iPhone 5 production will be impacted.
Some employees and people posting messages online accused factory guards of provoking the trouble by beating up workers at the factory, which employs about 79,000 people and is owned by the world's largest contract maker of electronic goods.
09-24-2012, 01:43 PM #2
Mod edit. comments removed.
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09-24-2012, 01:47 PM #3
09-24-2012, 01:50 PM #4
no babies were harmed in the production of my android phone.
09-24-2012, 02:12 PM #5
It's so sad.... Fighting does not get you any where but sorrow. Hope no one got hurt.
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09-24-2012, 02:24 PM #6
Wow hope nobody got seriously injured. Foxconn sounds like a horrible place to work.War is my mission. Killing is my ambition.
09-24-2012, 02:42 PM #7
09-24-2012, 03:03 PM #8If I can't mod it...I don't want it.
09-24-2012, 03:12 PM #9
10 were killed.
09-24-2012, 03:41 PM #10
If there was a riot in my factory i would never go back. That's the difference between the US and Asia. If there were security guards at my job i would quit and move lol.
09-24-2012, 03:44 PM #11
09-24-2012, 03:59 PM #12
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09-24-2012, 04:11 PM #13
09-24-2012, 04:46 PM #14
No one said they didn't care about the well being of the workers. But I will say this. The entire article aside from 1 sentence mentioned the iPhone's production. What I gather from that is you and the person who questioned that sentence, just wanted something to be bothered about.
09-24-2012, 05:47 PM #15
09-24-2012, 06:49 PM #16Are you serious?Originally Posted by feidhlim1986
I happen to know Michael personally. I have to say, he is the nicest person I have ever met. He would never think ill of anyone or disregard people being hurt. The article was a small one and mentions that many were involved and that the riot was violent. One sentence about iPhone 5 production being affected was in the article.
You people really need to look in the mirror. You bash Michael for being "more concerned about iPhone production", when this claim is unprecedented, while yourself claiming he is a "worthless individual." It is you people who are the worthless individuals...
09-24-2012, 07:31 PM #17
It was not a riot, but the fight among workers regarding something else, not the factory itself or working conditions .. Since there is 79.000 employes in that particular factory and almost all of them sleeping there it is not unusual to fight from time to time ..
09-24-2012, 07:44 PM #18
I didn't bash anyone. I didn't call Michael "worthless individual" I replied to caniac61906, his Chinese labor comment. Was not needed.
09-24-2012, 07:51 PM #19My apologies
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