Vietnam workers riot at Samsung factory (video)

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samsung-thai-nguyenViolent clashes erupted on January 9 at the construction site of a Samsung factory in Vietnam’s northern Thai Nguyen province, drawing participation of thousands of workers. Eight were allegedly killed in the violence, and others are in severe condition in hospital, local media reported.

Due to a conflict between security forces and workers, up to 4,000 workers attacked security guards in building site of Samsung factory in Thai Nguyen province, some 60 kilometers north of capital Hanoi.

Nguyen Van Giang, head of security team of Samsung Thai Nguyen said that the incident happened when security stopped a worker from entering the site without entrance card. After the worker was beaten to faint with electric baton, the large crowd of workers seemed to be uncontrollable and they started to burn containers set as working houses of security and police as well as motorbikes.

Samsung is setting up the $2 billion facility in Vietnam to benefit from lower wages as compared to China. The factory will produce smartphones for the international markets, among them Apple’s iPhone.

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Violent clashes erupted on January 9 at the construction site of a Samsung factory in Vietnam’s northern Thai Nguyen province, drawing participation of thousands of workers. Eight were allegedly killed in the violence, and others are in severe condition in hospital, local media reported.

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samsung-thai-nguyenViolent clashes erupted on January 9 at the construction site of a Samsung factory in Vietnam’s northern Thai Nguyen province, drawing participation of thousands of workers. Eight were allegedly killed in the violence, and others are in severe condition in hospital, local media reported.

Due to a conflict between security forces and workers, up to 4,000 workers attacked security guards in building site of Samsung factory in Thai Nguyen province, some 60 kilometers north of capital Hanoi.

Nguyen Van Giang, head of security team of Samsung Thai Nguyen said that the incident happened when security stopped a worker from entering the site without entrance card. After the worker was beaten to faint with electric baton, the large crowd of workers seemed to be uncontrollable and they started to burn containers set as working houses of security and police as well as motorbikes.

Samsung is setting up the $2 billion facility in Vietnam to benefit from lower wages as compared to China. The factory will produce smartphones for the international markets, among them Apple’s iPhone.

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