[video] More violence at Freedom Park [Cambodia]

Author: Sean Teehan & Daniel Quinlan, Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia), Published on: 26 January 2014

Security forces beat protesters with truncheons and stunned them with electric cattle prods as more violent clashes broke out in Phnom Penh…between authorities and protesters trying to gather in Freedom Park…A number of unconfirmed injuries occurred during the clashes, while witnesses also reported security forces firing pieces of metal from sling shots…Nine unions and associations had defied a ban on public gatherings to demand that the 23 people detained on January 2 and 3 be released from prison, a $160 minimum monthly wage for all Cambodian workers be introduced and the ban on demonstrations be lifted. The government…rejected their application to hold…[the] demonstration…

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