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A worker throws a stone after clashes broke out during a protest in Phnom Penh

REFILE - ADDITIONAL CAPTION INFORMATION A worker throws a stone after clashes broke out during a protest in Phnom Penh January 3, 2014. At least three people were killed on Friday when Cambodian military police opened fire to try to quell a protest by garment factory workers, two witnesses said. Two human rights workers who witnessed the chaos said three or four protesters had been killed as security forces armed with assault rifles and pistols shot at demonstrators who hurled rocks, bottles and petrol bombs outside a factory in the capital, Phnom Penh. Military police spokesman Kheng Tito said only one was killed and several were wounded. REUTERS/Samrang Pring (CAMBODIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Garment worker protests turn violent in Cambodia

January 3, 2014

Cambodian police opened fire on protesting garment workers Friday, killing at least three people, as the kingdom's strongman premier faced growing public anger on the streets of the capital.

Human rights campaigners condemned the crackdown as the country's worst state violence against civilians in more than a decade. (AFP)

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