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Protesting Garment Workers Beaten in Cambodia

Protesters in Cambodia.
Protesters in Cambodia.

Well, this sounds terrible: On Tuesday, members of a garment workers’ union were demonstrating on the street outside their factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, when they were reportedly attacked by the police. Mouen Tola, a local specialist in labor law, tells WWD, “Three women [were attacked while marching] on the road, though only one was seriously injured … She was beaten on her face and chest and sent to a clinic.” The factory that the women were protesting, Win Shingtex, reportedly produces clothing for J.C.Penney Co., although neither party has commented on these reports so far.

Protesting Garment Workers Beaten in Cambodia