Gallery: Escaping the clashes between garment factory workers and police in Bangladesh

Published: August 8, 2014


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Bangladeshi police detain Garments Sramik Oikya Forum President, Moshrefa Mishu (C) during clashes with protesting garments workers in Dhaka on August 7, 2014. Bangladesh police fired tear gas and stormed a garment factory in the capital Dhaka where workers had been staging a hunger strike over pay, police and union officials said. The police, armed with batons, forced some 400 workers to flee the factory where they had been staging a ten-day strike to demand back pay and a holiday bonus, the official said. MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Associated Press photographer A.M. Ahad captures passengers jumping from the windows of a bus that was attacked during clashes between garment workers and police in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which injured several workers and journalists. The clashes occurred after police fired tear gas and used batons inside the Tuba Garments factory to disperse workers who have been on indefinite strike to demand their wages be paid. Workers from other garment factories also joined the protest. Bangladesh has the world’s second-largest garment industry after China and earns more than $20 billion a year from garment exports, mainly to the United States and Europe.

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