On a rainy morning, Thursday, January 9, about 100 people joined the “Rally Against the Act of Violence of the Cambodian People Party (CPP)” at the Federal Building in Downtown Seattle to condemn the violence against peacefully protesting garment workers in Cambodia. Five people were killed, 40 injured, and 23 arrested in response to striking workers and other peaceful demonstrators last week. • Photos by Travis Quezon
On a rainy morning, Thursday, January 9, about 100 people joined the “Rally Against the Act of Violence of the Cambodian People Party (CPP)” at the Federal Building in Downtown Seattle to condemn the violence against peacefully protesting garment workers in Cambodia. Five people were killed, 40 injured, and 23 arrested in response to striking workers and other peaceful demonstrators last week.Photos by Travis Quezon

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“It’s very painful. Sometimes I can’t even go to sleep looking at the horrible armed forces [of Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen] that kill innocent garment workers that just try to survive just like me and you. … I am just one of them, too. Even though I live here [in Seattle], I don’t have that kind of killing going on but I still feel for them. I support them with money, and by coming here to protest. At least they know that we care, even though we live in a peaceful world, overseas here in the U.S.”
—Saroeuy Ney
Seattle Resident
 


 

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