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Authorities Start Repression Of Strikes…

The striking garment factory workers are still determined to push for an 80$ rise in salary and keep protesting in front of their factories. Things turned ugly at the Yakjin Factory this morning when Unit 911 from the Royal Cambodian Forces (RCAF) cracked down on the protest and beat up workers. Activist and Union Leader Voan Pov was wounded and arrested, together with several buddhist monks. A long stand-off between workers and the military lasted until 5:00 PM, with the U.N. mediating to calm things down and with monks and land activists from the Boeung Kak lake community adding to the chorus of protests, until everyone decided to go and block road Nr4 yet again.

Meanwhile, less than 10Km from there, workers at the Canadia factory complex started to protest violently.

But Bunthen, a dissident buddhist monk, was detained by the authorities and seems not be allowed to go freely.

The other 2013 elections photographs are HERE.

4 Responses to “Authorities Start Repression Of Strikes…”

  1. […] The crackdown of opposing voices continues. Tep Vanny, Yorm Bopha, Bop Chorvy, Sok Serey Leap, and Pan Chunreth, land rights activists from the Boeung Kak Lake community were arrested on their way to the French Embassy to ask help for the release of those arrested the previous days (see HERE and HERE). […]

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  2. […] of the 23 people who were arrested during the recent crackdown on striking workers (see HERE and HERE), to halt violence by the authorities and a wage rise to $US160. The press conference was preceded […]

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  3. […] the release of the workers and union leaders arrested during the January 2nd and 3rd crackdown (see HERE and […]

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  4. […] Command Unit 911 during a strike back in last January which resulted in several arrests (see HERE). Those who were sentenced to jail were supposed to have a hearing at the Appeals Court today but […]

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