B’desh police break up workers protests: one dead
DHAKA: A man was killed and some 150 people were injured when police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse wage protests by textile workers in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka and main port city of Chittagong on Sunday.
Police said a male worker was killed and some 100 were injured in Chittagong, some 300 km (190 miles) to the southeast of the capital Dhaka, while around 50 others were injured during the violence in Dhaka.
"We can so far confirm death of one male worker," police officer Reza Al Masud told reporters in Chittagong.
Police earlier said around 4,000 workers attacked police and vandalized at least 20 vehicles, including setting fire to one, in the port city.
Another 50 people were injured as garments workers clashed with police and smashed vehicles at Kuril in Dhaka. It took police several hours to bring the situation under control.
The violence forced some 300 industrial units, mostly garment factories, to close down in the Chittagong Export Procession Zone. -Ap