20 Bangladesh garment workers injured in police clash

20 Bangladesh garment workers injured in police clash

Garment workers staged protests demanding an extended Eid vacation by barricading important roads in the manufacturing hub of Gazipur. They clashed with the police, resulting in the injury of 20 workers and one policeman.

Gazipur, Bangladesh

Garment workers
from apparel factories staged protests demanding an extended Eid vacation. They
barricaded important roads in the manufacturing hub of Gazipur and clashed with
the police, which resulted in 20 workers and one policeman getting injured.

The Industrial
Police (IP) tried to get the situation under control by asking the workers to
leave but they were attacked. This led to the police firing tear gas and rubber
bullets to disperse the crowd. This commotion caused a traffic halt for 20
minutes.

The workers from Ha-Meem Group and Standard Apparel demanded a
vacation for 10 days while Star Link Design Ltd workers demanded a 12
day-vacation. These demands were against the government issue of a
three-day break. The authorities of the companies later decided to extend the
break with Ha-Meem Group giving seven days, Standard Apparel giving six days
and Star Link Design Ltd giving ten days.

Industrial
Police have been stationed around all the factories for extra protection.

Source: BD News 24

Image Source: Unsplash 

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