Monks, labour leaders detained as Cambodian troops use force to quash protest at factory

Monks, labour leaders detained as Cambodian troops use force to quash protest at factory – AP, January 2, 2013
…A statement by the local human rights group LICADHO said soldiers from a military special command unit carrying metal pipes, knives, AK-47 rifles, slingshots and batons clashed twice Thursday with striking workers at a factory in Phnom Penh’s outlying Pursenchey district. It said 10 people were taken into military custody. It also said monks and workers were beaten.
National Military Police spokesman Kheng Tito said those arrested had led hundreds of protesting workers in trying to destroy factory property…

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