Riot police patrol the “Iphone City” to prevent mass escapes. Covid and Beijing’s “zero tolerance” policy are bringing Apple’s smartphone production to its knees: workers in Zhengzhou are in revolt. In addition to the pandemic and the restrictions that force them to remain confined to society’s housing, wages would further inflame an already overheated climate. During the protests, Foxconn employees took to the streets and were beaten and arrested. Videos leaking outside the factory tell of thousands of people facing lines of policemen in white protective suits with plastic riot shields. And whoever doesn’t back down receives blows with a stick.