Violent protests break out at China’s biggest iPhone factory

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,…

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