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RMG workers-police clash in Ashulia, several injured

Several readymade garment workers were injured after a clash broke out with police in Ashulia’a Jamgora area on Saturday.At 8am, about 1,000 employees took on the street for the hike of minimum salary and blocked the road in the area.When they tried to block Abdullahpur-Bypail road, police started hurling teargas shells and charged batons on the protesters.

Ashulia Police Station OC SM Kamruzzaman said, “Workers of some garment factories tried to block Abdullahpur-Bypail road at about 8:30am denying to join their respective works. Then the law enforcers asked them to leave road. Suddenly, they started throwing brick bats to police. A counter-chase also took place between the two groups. At one stage, police used teargas shells and charged batons to disperse the workers from the road.”The injured were admitted to Women and Children Health Centre in the area.

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