Police accused of killing at H&M factory protest

At least one person has been killed by police in Cambodia as garment workers strike at a factory that makes clothes for companies including Sweden's H&M.

"My mother was shot in the chest while she was selling rice on the roadside," said the dead women's daughter to news agency AFP.

Hundreds of strikers from SL Garment Processing tried to reach the prime minister's house and were met by riot police.

The SL factory has been closed by a strike for three months. The workers want a pay rise of three US dollars.

The Phnom Penh Post reports that Levi Strauss has stopped buying from SL and Gap and H&M have reduced their orders since the strike.

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