Police Flex Muscles After Foxconn Riot

Not so subtle


Security teams wearing riot helmets and wielding plastic shields marched around a Foxconn Technology Group factory in a show of force after a fight involving 2,000 workers prompted the company to suspend production there.

The campus used by 79,000 workers in Taiyuan, in northern Shanxi province, showed the damage caused by a Sept. 23 clash between laborers from different provinces that left more than 40 people hospitalized. Windows in a bath house, supermarket, arcade and parked cars were shattered as investigators tried to determine how a fight in a dormitory escalated into a riot quelled by hundreds of security guards and police.