Chinese iPhone Riots

Gestern Nacht sollten in Peking die ersten iPhones4S im Apple Store verkauft werden, vor dem Laden versammelte sich eine Meute von rund 1000 Leuten und dann kam die schlechte Nachricht, dass sie das Handy nicht wie angekündigt verkaufen könnten. Also haben sie den Apple Store mit Eiern beschmissen und die Polizei kloppte sich mit Apple-Fanboys. Von Reuters:

Police dragged some people away and photos appeared on the Chinese blogosphere of a man who had brought raw eggs in a plastic bag handing them out before people heaved them at the store’s tall glass windows.

“We’re suffering from cold and hunger,” a man in his 20s shouted to Reuters Television. “They said they’re not going to sell to us. Why? Why?”

“I got in line around 11 p.m., and beyond the line the plaza was chock full with people,” said Huang Xiantong, 26, outside the store. “Around 5 a.m. the crowds in the plaza broke through and the line disappeared entirely. Everyone was fighting, several people were hurt,” said Huang, who wanted to buy a new iPhone for his girlfriend. “The police just started hitting people. They were just brawling.”

China iPhone sales halted after shoppers pelt Apple store, Massive crowds as iPhone released in China (via Gizmodo)