By James Scout/ Nov 23, 2022

At a Key iPhone Factory in China, Angry Protests Start to Break Out

According to a video posted on social media, riots broke out on Wednesday at the biggest iPhone factory in the world in Zhengzhou, China.

 iPhone Factory in China

Hundreds of Foxconn employees are seen protesting, clashing with police, and in some of the videos that have gone viral online, being confronted by hazmat suit-clad individuals.

 iPhone Factory in China

In some videos, employees can be seen griping about the food they were given. In contrast, others protest that their promised bonuses were not given to them.

 iPhone Factory in China

With about 200,000 employees, the Zhengzhou facility is Foxconn's largest iPhone manufacturing facility. In the neighborhood, 70% of the iPhones that Apple sells are assembled by Foxconn. Due to COVID lockdowns, it has struggled to keep employees on-site.

 iPhone Factory in China

China's zero-COVID policy mandates that cities swiftly end outbreaks through restrictions. Workers have wanted to go home as COVID has spread throughout Zhengzhou to avoid being stranded at the factory in the event of a stricter lockdown.

 iPhone Factory in China

The factory's restrictions, such as the closure of the dine-in cafeteria and a supply shortage that resulted in a panic, have also angered the workers.

 iPhone Factory in China

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