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Garment Workers in Bangladesh Protest at Job Loss


More than one hundred people were injured when the police charged at garment factory workers out on demonstrations with truncheons and teargas shells at Konabari in Gazipur and Savar in Dhaka on Saturday.


Scores of vehicles and factories were vandalized. The lawmen also fired gunshots to tackle the situation.

The workers blocked the Dhaka–Tangail Highway at Konabari and the Dhaka–Aricha Highway at Savar, suspending traffic for several hours.

More than 100 people, including 18 policemen, were injured in clashes between garment workers and the police at Konabari over termination of the job and arrest of some of garment workers.

Witnesses and the police said the workers of the Standard Garments at Konabari abstained from work and went out on demonstrations in front of the factory Friday afternoon in protest at the termination of the job their 18 fellows.
The authorities filed a case against 300 to 500 workers on Friday on charge of abstaining from work and going out on demonstrations. They also handed 28 workers over to the police on Saturday.

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