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Dozens of workers came out to protest saying, “Let's defend our rights!” Protect our rights!”
A video posted to Twitter on Wednesday shows hundreds of workers marching down a road in daylight, some clashing with riot police and people in hazmat suits.
Other footage shows hundreds of people in protective gear standing on the road as a voice-over says, “It all starts again, from last night to this morning.”
Beijing's tough policy to combat COVID-19 has caused fatigue and discontent among the general public, some of whom have been locked up in factories and universities for weeks or not were able to move about freely.
Foxconn, Apple's main subcontractor, has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases at its Zhengzhou facility in recent months, forcing the company to close a vast complex to keep the virus under control.
Since then, the huge facility, which employs about 200,000 people, dubbed “iPhone City”, has been operating in “closed mode”.
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