Richard Lai is reporting that more than 2,000 employees of the Taiyuan Foxconn plant rioted last night, causing damage on the factory campus after a guard allegedly hit a worker at 10pm.
The Taiyuan plant is notorious for their mandatory overtime requirements. Quoth Lai:
Lai found some video from the factory and writers on Weibo are reporting further information about the incident.
UPDATE – Taiyuan factory workers went on strike last March although this is apparently the first “fight” in the factory. The Weibo postings were pulled down and the images are now gone.
Reuters is reporting that Foxconn’s representative Louis Woo said: