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Cambodian police again clash with anti-government protesters

Published on Jan 26, 2014 1:39 PM

PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Baton-wielding Cambodian police clashed on Sunday with protesters - including Buddhist monks - demanding higher wages for garment workers and the release of 23 people arrested during a recent bloody crackdown on a rally.

About 200 textile workers, union members, land protesters and several monks attempting to rally at a Phnom Penh park were met by scores of riot police.

A brief clash broke out when some of the protesters tried to make it through police lines into Democracy Park, prompting security forces to use batons against them.

Protesters then responded by throwing rocks, water bottles and sticks.

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