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Foxconn workers protest over pay and lockdowns at iPhone factory in China


Protests have erupted at Foxconn, the largest contract supplier for Apple's iPhone, as workers voice complaints over pay and working conditions following new draconian COVID-19 measures.

According to multiple reports and social media posts, hundreds of protesters gathered at the company's massive facility in Zhengzhou, China, smashing surveillance cameras and windows.

Protests began Wednesday evening, local time, with some workers chanting "Give us our pay" and others complaining they had been shut in dorms with colleagues who had tested positive for COVID-19. Staff have also complained of insufficient food on site during the lockdown measures.

Foxconn denied the reports in a statement to the media. "Regarding any violence, the company will continue to communicate with employees and the government to prevent similar incidents from happening again," the company said.

Manufacturing at the plant was said to be unaffected by the unrest as production remained "normal."

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