Bangladesh: Textile workers strike due to wages

by:JIYALI     2021-08-12
About 10,000 textile workers clashed with the police near the capital of Bangladesh on Saturday. These textile workers demanded higher wages to meet higher food prices, a police officer said.   Many people were injured in the atrocities in Fatullah outside Dhaka. Among them, at least 20 police officers were injured, officials from the local police station said by phone.   The protesters rioted, attacked factories and destroyed vehicles. These protesters demanded higher wages so that they could cope with higher food prices.   Security officials used tear gas to disperse the protesters. The protesters retaliated by throwing bricks and stones.   Workers from 20 factories participated in this protest.   The police officer said: The situation has been brought under control and the injured have been taken to the hospital.   The price of food in Bangladesh has risen sharply, especially the price of rice, the main food. The government has set up more than 6,000 discount points nationwide, and the daily living standard of people in these places is less than $1.  Bangladesh has a population of 150 million. Bangladesh is currently experiencing a shortage of fabric food. After floods and hurricanes destroyed 3 million tons of food crops last year, food prices have risen sharply.
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