Activists gather at Georgetown Apple store to fight alleged worker mistreatment in China


Amanda Kloer, Director of Organizing at Campaign on Change.org, speaks to reporters during a protest in front of the Apple store in Washington, DC on Feb. 9, 2012. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

A handful of people affiliated with Change.org and SumofUs.org appeared at the Georgetown Apple store Thursday morning to deliver petitions asking for better working conditions. Though activists in D.C. appeared to be outnumbered by reporters, one petition at Change.org. indicates that 198,723 people have virtually provided their signatures.

“Please make these changes immediately, so that each of us can once again hold our heads high and say, ‘I’m a Mac person,’” reads the Change.org statement.

CNN reports that Apple’s Grand Central Terminal store in New York City drew a small crowd of people who handed hundreds of pages in a shipping box to a store manager.


Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, executive director of SumOfUs speaks to reporters during a protest in front of the Apple store in Washington, DC on Feb. 9, 2012. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

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