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1,000 Foxconn iPad Workers Trash Dorms in Riot Against Guards
" ... A riot broke out at a Foxconn workers' dormitory in Chengdu after hundreds of workers got involved in a clash with security guards, according to reports from Chinese human rights website Molihua.
The incident at the dorm started at about 9pm on Monday and escalated into a full-scale riot involving three to four male dormitories, and up to 1,000 employees, reports claimed.
Bottles, trash cans, chairs and fireworks were thrown from the upper floors of the male dormitory that housed workers from the Foxconn Chengdu plant. It lasted for two hours before local police quelled the disturbance, say reports.
Apparently dozens of arrests have been made.
The Foxconn Chengdu factory manufactures electronic parts for various vendors, including iPhone and iPad components for Apple. Foxconn is one of the biggest electronics manufacturers in China and also makes kit for Sony, Microsoft, Nokia and many, many more. .. "
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