Foxconn plant in China closes after workers’ brawl
“Foxconn, which applies and assembles electronics for several top electronics companies, has closed down one of its plants after a fight broke out in a company dormitory in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan.
According to the Associated Press, it’s not clear what started the fight, but as many as 2,000 workers may have been involved. About 40 people were taken to the hospital, according to reports from the AP and state-run Chinese news sources.
Xinhua News Agency reported that the fight broke out when workers from the Shandong province fought with those from the Henan province.
The state-run news service said that as many as 5,000 police were dispatched to the fight, and had it under control by 9 a.m. The plant will be closed Monday and could reopen as early as Tuesday, the AP reported.
But there are also reports that workers were fighting with factory guards. Reuters reported that people posted messages on a Chinese micro-blogging site alleging that factory guards had beaten one or more workers, but that the reports could not be independently confirmed.”
2000 person fight is pretty awesome.