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Violent Protests Erupt at Apple’s Main iPhone Plant in China

  • Videos show hundreds of workers breaking out of dorm rooms
  • Staff clash with security as tensions boil over in Zhengzhou
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WATCH: Workers at Foxconn Technology’s plant in China that produces Apple’s iPhones clash with white-clad guards.

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Hundreds of workers at Apple Inc.’s main iPhone-making plant in China clashed with security personnel, as tensions boiled over after almost a month under tough restrictions intended to quash a Covid outbreak.

Workers at the Foxconn Technology Group plant streamed out of dormitories in the early hours of Wednesday, jostling and pushing past the white-clad guards they vastly outnumbered, according to videos sent by a witness to portions of the protest. Several white-suited people pummeled a person lying on the ground with sticks in another clip. Onlookers yelled “fight, fight!” as throngs of people forced their way past barricades. At one point, several surrounded an occupied police car and began rocking the vehicle while screaming incoherently.