Garment workers clash with police in Bangladesh's Mirpur, many injured

| Updated: Aug 07, 2017 23:29 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Aug.7 (ANI): Two police officials and several others were injured on Monday duirng a clash between garment workers and police in Mirpur. According to the Daily Star, the injured police officers were hurt when bricks were thrown at them The daily said that workers of Meridian Fashions Limited in Mirpur 1 start agitating in front of the Mollick Tower in Mirpur demanding due salaries and bonuses. The clash ensued when police tried to disperse the protesting garment works away from the road. Protesting workers also blocked the road at Mirpur 2 and damaged several vehicles on the Chiriakhana (Zoo) Road. They also vandalised the glass exteriors of some of the nearby garment factories in the area, locals said. Terming workers' protest illegal, the authorities of Meridian Fashions Limited shut their installation up to Wednesday. A notice issued yesterday in this regard was found at the gate of the factory. Citing Bangladesh Labour Act, 2006 the notice stated that if the prevailing situation does not improve, the factory will remain closed for a longer period. Around 700 workers used to work at the factory. (ANI with inputs)
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