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10 Jan 2019

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AFP

Bangladesh: One dead, 50 injured after police forcefully disperse garment worker protests

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"One dead, 50 injured in Bangladesh garment workers' strike", 9 January 2019

Bangladeshi police on Wednesday... used water cannons to disperse 10,000 striking garment workers who were blocking a major highway in a fourth day of industrial action, an official said.

The authorities meanwhile confirmed that one worker was killed and 50 others injured on Tuesday after police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at some 5,000 workers protesting in Dhaka and on the outskirts of the capital...

...50,000 workers walked out of their factories in the morning demanding higher wages... Mr Mohammad Abdullah... [a] worker, said manufacturers have hired local musclemen to stop workers in other factories from joining the protest...

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