A major supplier to Apple and other international tech companies closed one of its plants Monday after a riot. The fracas at the Foxconn facility started with a scuffle between workers and security at the tightly regulated plant, ultimately involving upwards of 2,000 workers, according to a Foxconn employee—just a fraction of the plant’s 79,000-member workforce. According to official Chinese media, 5,000 police officers were brought in to put down the riot. Foxconn, which employs more than 1 million Chinese workers, plays an important part in the production of many tech gadgets, including Apple products like the iPhone 5.
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