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Workers, Police Clash, Leaving 3 Dead in Cambodia

An injured garment worker is helped by his colleagues after clashes broke out during a protest in Phnom Penh, Jan. 3, 2014.An injured garment worker is helped by his colleagues after clashes broke out during a protest in Phnom Penh, Jan. 3, 2014.
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An injured garment worker is helped by his colleagues after clashes broke out during a protest in Phnom Penh, Jan. 3, 2014.
An injured garment worker is helped by his colleagues after clashes broke out during a protest in Phnom Penh, Jan. 3, 2014.
VOA
PHNOM PENH - In Cambodia, three people died and others were wounded Friday when police opened fire on a demonstration in Phnom Penh where garment workers are demanding higher wages.


Witnesses say police fired assault rifles at the protesters after they blocked a road and hurled stones at police.

The incident is the latest in a string of clashes between demonstrators and security forces. 


On Thursday, at least 20 people, including 15 monks, were wounded in a crackdown on striking garment workers after a special military unit was called in to clear the demonstrators.
  • A worker throws a gas bomb after clashes broke out during a protest in Phnom Penh, Jan. 3, 2014.
  • A worker carrying a metal rod reacts after clashes broke out during a protest in Phnom Penh, Jan. 3, 2014.
  • Workers are detained by riot police officers after clashes broke out during a protest in Phnom Penh, Jan. 3, 2014.
  • An injured garment worker is helped by his colleagues after clashes broke out during a protest in Phnom Penh, Jan. 3, 2014.
  • Garment workers hold gas bombs duing clashes with police in Phnom Penh, Jan. 3, 2014.
  • Cambodian garment workers run as they escape for safety in front of a factory of Yak Jin in Kambol village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.
  • Police with riot gear gather near striking garment workers in Phnom Penh, Jan. 2, 2014. (VOA Khmer)
  • Striking garment workers are seen in front of police in Phnom Penh, Jan. 2, 2014. (VOA Khmer)
  • A striking garment worker gestures in Phnom Penh, Jan. 2, 2014. (VOA Khmer)

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03 January 2014
In Cambodia, three people died and others were wounded Friday when police opened fire on a demonstration in Phnom Penh where garment workers are demanding higher wages.

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