International Labour Day 2017 in Cambodia
The photo album covers the 2017 International Labour Day celebration in Phnom Penh. More than 1,500 workers and activists gathered in central Phnom Penh, facing barricades and mixed police armed with shields, batons and other weapons. After two hours of negotiations, the group of workers stood their ground and rallied for labour rights, freedom of association, the living wage and better working conditions.
On 1 May 2017, workers, trade unionists, farmers, tuk tuk drivers and youths gathered to celebrate International Labour Day and call for respect for workers’ rights, freedom of association, freedom of expression and the living wage.