Textile workers burn factories in protest in Bangladesh

Textile workers burn factories in protest in Bangladesh
Textile workers burn factories in protest in Bangladesh

Textile workers demanding better pay and weekly holidays went on a rampage Monday at an industrial park near the Bangladeshi capital, setting fire to two factories and several buses, a domestic news agency reported.

At least 100 people, including several police, were hurt when factory guards and riot police intervened to disperse the stick-wielding protesters at Savar, an industrial town near Dhaka, the United News of Bangladesh said. The protesting workers also damaged several buses and cars after barricading a major highway to the capital, and ransacked several smaller factories, reports the AP.

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