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25 Apr 2022


Bangladesh: As garment workers demand Eid bonuses, police use tear gas to quell protest

"Police use tear gas shells to disperse garment worker protest in Uttara", 25 April 2022

Police have used tear gas shells to disperse a garment worker protest blocking the Jashimuddin-Azampur Road in Dhaka’s Uttara.

The workers had blocked the road to demand backpay and bonuses ahead of Eid.

Taposh Kumar Saha, additional deputy commissioner of Uttara Division police, said over 100 workers from Dakhinkhan’s ‘Intraco Design Limited’ and ‘Intraco Fashion Limited’ occupied Jashimuddin Road...

Police asked the protesters to clear the road, but the workers were throwing brickbats at passing traffic and vandalising vehicles, the police official said.

Police were then forced to use tear shells to bring the situation under control...