Protests in the largest iPhone factory in China

Mass demonstrations were held on Wednesday at the iPhone factory in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, which is the world’s largest maker of these phones owned by Taiwanese firm Foxconn, videos posted on Twitter and Twitter revealed. from its Chinese counterpart, Weibo.

The scenes showed, in specifically, a crowd of iPhone factory workers walking during the day on the street, confronting riot police and people wearing white isolation uniforms.

The iPhone factory is located in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, central China.

One of the videos broadcast in live The stream shows dozens of workers demonstrating at night, chanting “Let’s stand up for our rights,” in front of lines of policemen and a police vehicle.

In other scenes, the remains of a charred gate can be seen which appears to have been burned during the night.

Other clips show a worker placing a metal barrier on the ground, while the person filming the video shouts, “They’re attacking!” and “tear gas!”

The unrest hashtag #Foxconn has apparently been blocked on social media Chinese on Wednesday, but some comments about the protests were still published.

Foxconn is a huge conglomerate that assembles electronic products for many international brands and is the prime contractor of the Apple group.

In recent months, the Taiwanese company has faced an increase in the number of “Covid-19” infections at its huge Zhengzhou site, which employs more than 200,000 people who are generally housed in spot.

And Foxconn has decided to lay a stone on the site and the workers inside.

However, hundreds of them have fled the site in panicked after that on foot.

The Taiwanese group is the largest employer in the private sector in China, employing more than 1 million people in about 30 factories and research institutes in the whole country.

Foxconn has not commented at this time in response to AFP questions.

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