Cambodia blocks garment workers' protest

Demonstrations and labour activists demand release of workers arrested during previous protests.

    A heavy police presence in Cambodia appears to have halted a planned rally against the mistreatment of garment workers.

    There were supposed to be demonstrations demanding the release of 23 people arrested during previous protests.

    But the government is also under pressure to improve the situation of garment workers, with dozens of global brands and unions calling for a resolution to the situation.

    Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports from Phnom Penh.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.