On February 28, Tuesday, a massive fight broke out at a Samsung Display factory in Vietnam that involved hundreds of factory workers.
According to VnExpress, a Vietnamese online media outlet, the fight took place in the northern Bac Ninh Province when an altercation between Samsung Display employees and guards became physical. An eyewitness claimed that the conflict occurred around 1 p.m. after lunch between a male worker and guards. The reason for the fight is, however, currently unknown.
The witness later offered this quote about how the fight may have started.
“The guards pulled him into their room and there was a fight. Many other workers were angry and chased after the guards.”
Police arrived at the scene a few hours later and dispersed the crowd. Many officers remained at the site to prevent any further altercations.
A Samsung Vietnam representative has claimed that the conflict was of a different nature and was not between the workers and the company.
Another source stated that all the workers were unharmed and only one guard sustained an injury.
Watch the video of the conflict below:
Samsung Display recently invested $2.5 billion in doing business in Vietnam after acquiring a license to do so, which increased the company’s total investment in the country to $6.5 billion. Samsung Display’s factory in Vietnam plays a vital role in the company’s manufacturing process. Korean manufactured OLED panels are delivered to the Vietnamese factory and are later turned into circuit modules to be sent to Samsung Display’s affiliate, Samsung Electronics.