PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Workers gathering peacefully to lobby for higher salaries on Labor Day here Thursday were met with violence from authorities wielding sticks and electric batons to disperse a demonstration in the city’s center.
On May Day, the country’s independent unions typically assemble for a rally in Freedom Park, which was created as a place for Cambodians to express themselves. This year’s celebrations were marred by the government’s ban on assembly since early January.
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