Strike and violence in textile factory in Cambodia
Monday around 4000 workers being on strike stormed a Cambodian textile factory
There were mostly enraged women engaged in the event. They entered the factory and were beating other workers who refused to take part in the protest. More than a 1000 policemen and soldiers had to move in to pacify the mob. At least eleven policemen and eight workers were hurt. Many of the striking people were armed with stones and sticks.
The reason for the protests is money, because the protesters do fight for upgrading their salaries. They were inspired by the tragic fires in the Bangladeshi textile factories. The Manager of Sabrina (Cambodia) Garment Manufacturing, Hong Luy stated that an increase of salaries is impossible for the company, it would be ruinous.