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Cambodian police open fire on protesters; 1 dead

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Police fired live ammunition during clashes with protesting workers outside Cambodia’s capital Tuesday, killing a bystander and injuring at least 20 others, rights groups said.

Hundreds of workers from the SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd. factory clashed with hundreds of riot police sent to block a march from the factory to the residence of Prime Minister Hun Sen, according to two human rights groups.

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Workers from the factory, which makes clothing for Gap, H&M, and other international brands, have been protesting for months for better working conditions and pay.

The violence erupted after police sent five officers to negotiate with the protesters, who surrounded and threatened to beat the policemen, said Chan Soveth, investigator for the rights group Adhoc.

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