Angry ready-made garment (RMG) workers staged demonstrations in Gazipur and disrupted traffic on Monday demanding capital punishment of Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana and the owners of the five factories located inside the building.
thousand ready-made garment workers hit the streets in Joydebpur Chourasta,
Board Bazar, Konabari, and Bhogra bypass areas around 11:30am, police and
They stopped traffic on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway.
Highway returned to normalcy only after local transport workers, police and
paramilitary Border Guard Battalion (BGB) dispersed them an hour
Traffic resumed around 12 noon, Joydebpur Police Station Officer
in-Charge Jahidul Islam said.
Transport workers ‘chased away’ protesting
RMG workers, he said.
Paramilitary BGB were patrolling streets to avert
any untoward incident, bdnews24.com Gazipur Correspondent said.
workers were holding demonstrations in several areas from Thursday, a day after
the Rana Plaza collapsed, protesting against the incident.
the incident workers rampaged several factories compelling the BGMEA and BKMEA
to announce Saturday, Sunday as holidays for the garment sector.
also laid siege to the BGMEA building in Dhaka on Thursday.
the five RMG units located inside Rana Plaza were allegedly forced into work the
day the nine storeyed building caved in leaving at least 381 dead and many