Violent clashes have broken out at China’s biggest iPhone factory with angry workers protesting against brutal Covid rules and dismal living conditions.
Hazmat-wearing officials could be seen viciously beating one man with sticks while cops desperately attempted to convince workers to return to their accommodation amid on-running protests at the Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou.
According to livestream feeds by the workers, the trigger for the protests, which began early Wednesday in China, was a plan to delay bonus payments.
In a rare show of dissent, furious protesters shouted: ‘Defend our rights! Defend our rights!’, with some men smashing surveillance cameras and windows with sticks.
In another clip, workers chanted: ‘Give us our pay!’ while they were surrounded by the officials. A night-time video showed a man with a bloodied face as someone off-camera says: ‘They’re hitting people, hitting people. Do they have a conscience?’
Tear gas was also deployed in the violent clashes,…