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Reports surface of riots at Foxconn plant in Sichuan
Publication Date : 08-06-2012
A labour riot reportedly occurred at the Foxconn Group's Chengdu plant in Sichuan province of southwestern China on June 4, but a spokesman of Hon Hai Group, the parent company of Foxconn, said yesterday that the “riot” was simply a disturbance created by some workers and the Chengdu public security authority has stepped in to investigate the case.
News media reported that Foxconn's Chengdu plant witnessed a riot staged by over 1,000 workers on the night of June 4, with the riot brought under control in around two hours.
Initial investigations showed that some new employees of Foxconn's Chengdu plant quarreled with the boss of a restaurant beside their dormitory while having dinner on June 4, and many colleagues living in the dormitory swarmed to support the new employees and joined the quarrel, forcing public security agents to show up and deal with the disturbance, according to the Hon Hai spokesman.