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Clashes at Myanmar garment factory leave dozens injured


Female workers started picketing the Chinese-owned Fu Yuen Garment Co Ltd factory in Yangon nearly two months ago over alleged poor conditions and mistreatment, in a country that is becoming Asia's latest hub for low-cost clothing.

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Riot police rushed to the scene of clashes at a strike-hit Myanmar garment factory on Monday after protesting workers say dozens were injured when they were attacked by a mob of "hired thugs".

While most of the protesters' complaints had been resolved, the factory owners refused to re-hire the 30 workers who initially instigated the strike -- prompting more anger from workers who continued to camp outside the factory gates in protest.

Protests in a China Owned factory where female workere are paid very less as compared to other countries.

The violence then escalated further as local people hurled rocks and sticks at the factory, smashing several windows.

Some two dozen riot police were deployed to keep back the angry crowd gathering outside the factory gates in Dagon Seikkan township on the outskirts of Yangon.

Factory representatives at Fu Yuen could not be reached for comment.

16 October 18


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