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Riot At The Beijing Apple Store

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iPad 2 Causes Riot In China

It's just the iPad 2, people. There is no need for any of this, especially when customers get injured.

There was a line for the popular Apple tablet, and one of the steadfast rules for the launch was that line jumping would not be tolerated.

So an Apple employee took that very seriously when he tried to intervene when there reports of people doing just that. Him grabbing at those who were trying the cheat the line is what started the unrest.

When he left the area, the front door was smashed. The riot that had ensued sent four to the hospital.

The crowed was then cleared, and cops stood guard until the door was fixed.

Yeah, so maybe the employee shouldn't have grabbed at customers and waited for police help, but there is no need to get so worked up over a piece of technology! Just calmly wait in line and hope that you get one like a normal human being. We'd be lying to say that we weren't tired of hearing these line horror stories — if it isn't a riot, it's people getting trampled in the rush. It makes no sense to us.

Hope it was worth it!

[Image via AP Images.]

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9 comments to “Riot At The Beijing Apple Store”

  1. 1

    Perez, it does not happen only in China. I think it happens in the US too.. ever heard of Black Friday?

  2. 2

    New Blackberry pad kicks it's ass anyway…why do they want it other then it's all part of a cult

  3. 3

    I was at the mall this weekend and saw the lineup for the Apple store to open and I couldn't help but think, "look at all these losers" - just a bunch of slaves to an overhyped product. I just don't get the whole ipad/iphone appeal…

  4. 4

    Freakin' SHEEPLE!
    Media telling you that you HAVE TO HAVE this product and you believe it??
    absolutely sickening.

  5. 5

    I am Chinese myself and I am so tired, tired at how terrible these mainland PRC Chinese behave. They may have made huge economic gains but they are still light years behind everyone in the social etiquette department. I tell you, they just absolutely hate to queue up, unlike the Japanese, who are gracious and polite. Why do the mainland Chinese do that? Cause there are so many of them and resources are limited. Lack of social education, low moral direction etc etc. I am just mortified.

  6. 6

    ipads are dumb! its like a mini laptop but a gaint phone!

  7. 7

    People can be so low quality sometimes.

  8. @v@ says – reply to this


    What marketing hype. It'll be out of date shortly. Baaah-baaaaaaaah…

  9. 9