POSTED: Friday, September 21, 2012 - 9:00am
UPDATED: Friday, September 21, 2012 - 10:57am
NBC News — A small protest outside an Apple store in Paris disrupted the i-phone 5 launch. As people stood in lines to buy the company's latest Smartphone, current Apple employees and former Apple distributors chanted and held up signs. Employees are protesting what they consider poor working conditions given Apple's huge profits.
Former distributors are upset about being laid off when Apple established its stores in France. Apple staff filtered customers before they were allowed to enter the store where the protest took place. One employee on strike said he just wanted the company to take care of its workers.