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Police opened fire on protestors in Cambodia

  • At least three people died when police fired AK047 rifles in order to end the protest by garment workers asking for an increase in the minimum wage. 

    Reports suggest that two were wounded in addition to those who died when the police opened fire to stop hundreds of workers from blocking a road and burning tires. 

    Another violent incident followed this one, where 10 people being arrested. Police said the protestors were destroying property and were cleared from the street. 

    There's plenty of political stress in the country and the Cambodia National Rescue Party is closely tied to the labor movement. Considering that the garment industry makes the biggest export earner in the region, workers at over 500 of these factories are demanding double the amount of minimum wage. 

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