Cambodian police clash with thousands of garment workers, 23 hurt
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - At least 23 workers were hurt in Cambodia on Monday when police using stun batons moved in to end a protest over pay at a factory that makes clothing for US sportswear company Nike, a worker and a trade union representative said.
Police with riot gear were deployed to move about 3,000 mostly female workers who had blocked a road outside their factory owned by Sabrina (Cambodia) Garment Manufacturing in Kampong Speu province, west of the capital, Phnom Penh.
Sun Vanny, president of the Free Trade Union (FTU) at Sabrina, said the injured included a woman who was two months pregnant and who had lost her child after military police pushed her to the ground.
"There was a pregnant woman among them. She lost blood and then she lost the baby," he said.