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‘Occupy’ activists use iPhone line as podium for protest | Activist News

‘Occupy’ activists use iPhone line as podium for protest


Sept. 19, 2012

NEW YORK — A group of about 12 people who say they’re part of the Occupy Wall Street movement have joined the iPhone 5 line in front of Apple’s flagship Manhattan store on 5th Avenue, CNET has learned.

According to two members who spoke to CNET, the group is there to protest Apple’s labor practices, as well as what they see as the commercialization and waste that the company and its gadgets represent.

The two OWS members couldn’t say exactly what form the protest would take or when, but the group had a few small signs in their possession. It wasn’t long after the OWS group arrived that police set up crowd-control barriers.

An Apple spokesman was not immediately available for comment. We will update as soon as we hear back.

Apple has been dogged that workers at the plants in China where iPhones and iPads are made are mistreated. The New York Times in January exposed labor abuses, including low wages, long hours and other hard working conditions.

Full Article Here – http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57516452-37/occupy-activists-use-iphone-line-as-podium-for-protest/

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