Unions to Mark 6th Anniversary Of Veng Sreng Crackdown

The garment worker protests, demanding $160 per month minimum wage, had amalgamated with the opposition boycott of the National Assembly, leading to a severe crackdown in early January 2014, across the city on all the protestors.

Trade unions and worker groups will mark six years since mixed security forces violently dispersed protesting garment workers on Veng Sreng Boulevard and other parts of the city, killing at least four individuals.

Vorn Pao, president of Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association, said around 30 civil society groups would mark the occasion on Friday.

The informal worker representative was himself seriously injured during the crackdown, and said there was no way he could forget the skirmish because he had scars reminding him of his injuries.

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