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Apple Face Protests Over Foxconn Working Conditions

Thursday proved to be a chaotic day for Apple when protesters around the world gathered at approximately six Apple stores in order to file petitions, demanding drastic improvements to be brought in regarding its overseas suppliers' facilities.

However, those protesting outside the Apple stores did not create any sort of disturbances, taking a more peaceful approach. The protest was a result of an online petition filed by the social activism site, who also shared the same views concerning the poor working conditions experienced in the Apple factories in China.

Only recently a CNN report revealed how the employees at Foxconn - one of Apple's biggest hardware suppliers - were being forced to live and work in inhumane conditions.

Accompanying the march of protests is another body called, a corporate accountability lobbying group. The combined effort by the two groups for holding the protests has so far gained the support of 250,000 individuals, with the figure including many workers who themselves have been victims of the cruel treatment experienced in the factories. Agitated workers are of the opinion that their labour is being exploited by Apple, with employees believing that they are considered more as machines and not as the human beings that they are.

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