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Cambodian police clash with protesting workers

Published on Dec 27, 2013 3:24 PM
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Cambodian protesters throw stones during a clash between police and garment workers in Phnom Penh on November 12, 2013. Cambodian police fired warning shots on Friday, Dec 27, 2013, during a brief clash with striking garment workers demanding higher wages, an official said. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Cambodian police fired warning shots on Friday during a brief clash with striking garment workers demanding higher wages, an official said.

The violence broke out when military police tried to move thousands of striking workers off a road on the outskirts of the capital Phnom Penh, according to Am Sam Ath of local rights group Licadho.

The workers then threw rocks at the authorities who fired "many warning shots" into the air and hit protesters with their batons, he said.

Several people on both sides were reportedly injured.

 
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