CHENNAI, India – Indian police detained scores of people for blocking highways in a protest against food poisoning incident at a Foxconn India unit, which makes iPhones for Apple Inc, a police official said on Sunday, December 19.
More than 150 employees at Foxconn’s production unit in southern India were hospitalized after a bout of food poisoning at Foxconn’s dormitories, where a majority of its staff lives.
Food poisoning sparked protests by workers and their relatives, who blocked a key Chennai-Bengaluru highway for several hours, said a police official said.
“Nearly 70 women and 22 men have been detained since Saturday for blocking highway,” the official said.
Foxconn did not immediately respond to a request for comment. – Rappler.com