Woman shot dead during protests in Cambodia


A woman died and at least nine people were been injured in Cambodia in mid-November following a clash between striking clothing workers, many of them from SL Garment Processing, and armed forces. The woman was shot dead as riot police used live rounds, rubber bullets and tear gas, according to human rights groups, who condemned the violence.

Unrest erupted as hundreds of employees from a factory supplying global clothing brands marched towards Prime Minister Hun Sen’s home in the Stung Meanchey district of Phnom Penh to demand better working conditions.

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