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June-26-00

Shots Fired at Women Protesters in Cambodia

After nearly one week of protests, up to 3,000 Cambodian garment workers - the majority of whom are women - continue to demand higher wages and improved working conditions in their factories. Security guards, fired several shots into the crowd. One woman was critically injured and hospitalized due to the violent attacks during the demonstrations. Though the threat of violence remains constant, the striking workers have vowed not to return to work until their requests for increased monthly wages -- 40 dollars to 70 dollars - shorter working hours, and improved working conditions are honored.

Media Resources: Washington Post, Associated Press, 22 June