Friday 26 December 2014

Bloody clashes between Cambodian soldiers and factory workers in Phnom Penh

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Cambodian soldiers clash with workers, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh January 2, 2014. Cambodian soldiers on Thursday broke up a protest by factory workers on strike, who were demanding a doubling of their wages, witnesses and a rights worker said. Around 100 soldiers with riot gear from a nearby base were deployed to move the workers who had been protesting outside their factory about 20km (12 miles) west of the capital Phnom Penh. REUTERS/Samrang Pring (CAMBODIA - Tags: MILITARY CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Cambodian soldiers clash with workers, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh
A wounded protester is carried by comrades during clashes between garment workers and security forces in Phnom Penh
A protester is detained during clashes between garment workers and security forces in Phnom Penh
A wounded man is seen on the ground during clashes between garment workers and security forces in Phnom Penh
A worker carrying a metal rod reacts after clashes broke out during a protest in Phnom Penh
Garment workers prepare petrol bombs before clashes broke out during a protest in Phnom Penh
Garment workers prepare petrol bombs during clashes with security forces in Phnom Penh
A garment worker cries as factory guards are seen in the background after clashes broke out during a protest in Phnom Penh
Garment workers carry a national flag during clashes with security forces in Phnom Penh
Garment workers prepare petrol bombs during clashes with security forces in Phnom Penh
Cambodian riot police prepare to confront with garment workers throwing stones and bricks near a factory on the Stung Meanchey complex on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A garment worker throws a tyre onto a fire after clashes broke out during a protest in Phnom Penh
A garment worker holds rocks as police officers stand with assault rifles in the background after clashes broke out during a protest in Phnom Penh
Cambodian riot police prepare to blockade garment workers during a strike near a factory of Canadia Center, on the Stung Meanchey complex at the outskirt of Phnom Penh
A wounded protester is carried by comrades during clashes between garment workers and security forces in Phnom Penh
A Cambodian Buddhist monk, center, runs together with garment workers as they run to safety in front of a factory in Kambol village, at the outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A worker throws a stone after clashes broke out during a protest in Phnom Penh
Cambodian Buddhist monks holding their hands stand together as they participate in garment workers' strike in front of a factory of Yak Jin in Kambol village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh
Workers throw stones after clashes broke out during a protest in Phnom Penh
Cambodian garment workers and villagers block the main road demanding freedom for some worker activists who were arrested during Thursday's strike in Kambol village
Cambodian soldiers prepare to blockade garment workers on strike in front of a factory of Yak Jin in Kambol village, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Employees were demanding a doubling of their wages

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