Apple stores were picketed by protesters today unhappy about the way the Cupertino, Calif. company's suppliers have been treating Chinese factory workers.
"I'm a big fan of Apple products, but I can no longer ethically support products that harm the people that make them," Shelby Knox, an organizing director with Change.org at the Grand Central Station Apple store protest in New York, told CNN. "When people join together, we can hold companies accountable."
According to CNN, the protests were an offshoot of an online petition drive started two weeks ago at Change.org that subsequently received 200,000 signatures. We also wrote of another group, SumOfUs.org, that also drew attention to the conditions at factories in Apple's supply chain and garnered around 57,000 signatures.
“I was there to show solidarity,” Moll told Cult of Mac. He also wanted to “get my name behind that effort as well as the name of the Apple Retail Workers Union…though the issues we’re facing are a far cry from what the workers in China face.”