Foxconn’s Taiyuan plant on riot, facilities damaged (updated)

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News just came in that workers at Foxconn’s Taiyuan plant have started a riot in the wee hours in China, and that police forces are on site to control the crowd. While the motive isn’t clear, Sina Weibo user Li Tian reports that the riot isn’t related to the recent anti-Japan protests, though judging by his photos, much damage has been done in the process. The same site suffered from a strike back in March over salary dispute — the front-line workers failed to receive the promised pay rise. On a similar note, Foxconn’s Chengdu plant also had a riot in June, but that was apparently due to an argument between some workers and a local restaurant owner. Update: We are seeing unofficial reports claiming that the riot was triggered by security guards hitting a worker at 10pm local time. This event is still ongoing. We will update with more info when available. Gallery: Foxconn’s Taiyuan plant on riot, facilities damagedContinue reading Foxconn’s Taiyuan plant on riot, facilities damaged (updated)Filed under: MiscFoxconn’s Taiyuan plant on riot, facilities damaged (updated) originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 23 Sep 2012 16:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink   |  Sina Weibo (login required)  | Email this | Comments

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