Cambodian PUMA Protest Turns Violent

PUMA, the German sportswear company famous for its footwear, has recently come under fire. Three garment industry employees participating in a protest against one of the PUMA’s suppliers in Cambodia were shot on Monday. The unidentified assailant fled the scene, and some eyewitnesses claim he was wearing a police uniform. The motive for the shooting is unknown.

Reports originally stated that only one worker was shot and was in non-critical condition. However, PUMA released a new statement which revealed that three female employees were injured. Only one of the victims is currently in critical condition.

The injured women were part of the 6,000 workers protesting outside a Kaoway Sports Ltd. Factory, which produces footwear for PUMA. The strikes, which had been occurring since last week, were an attempt to get higher wages and better working conditions. PUMA’s suppliers’ factory conditions have been under scrutiny since last April, when a mass fainting of 800 employees occurred.

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