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Textile Workers Clash with Police in Bangladesh


Close to 60 people in Bangladesh were injured during a protest strike by textile workers who are demanding higher wages.

Thousands of textile workers gathered at an industrial park in Savar at the Export Processing Zone area near the capital, Dhaka, Monday, to press for their demands. According to reports, the protest turned violent when some factory owners tried to prevent their workers from joining the strike.

At least six people were injured when the security forces fired to disperse the crowds, and at least fifty others were hurt during the clashes.

Bangladesh is home to some 25-hundred clothing factories and a large part of its revenue comes from textile exports.

Matiur Rahman Choudhury has more on the story.

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