26 Sep '13, 4pm

Bangladesh's largest garment-worker protest descends into violence

Hundreds of clothing factories outside the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka were forced to close temporarily on Monday after protests demanding higher minimum wages for garment workers descended into violence. Police deployed rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse thousands of protestors who were smashing vehicles, vandalizing buildings, and throwing bricks. As the situation escalated, protestors began looting makeshift security camps for guns and ammunition. At least 50 people, including six policemen, were injured in the clashes, according to officials and witnesses.

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