Uncategorized

Two Garment Workers Killed While Protesting In Bangladesh

Two Bangladeshi women garment workers were crushed under the wheels of a speeding minivan that was being chased by the police in the capital Dhaka on August 8th. Clashes between opposition activists and the government during the weekend left at least 50 people injured. An alliance fighting to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called for the seven-hour general strike on August 8th, alleging police brutality against opposition activists.

Sources:

Deutsche Presse, Lexis-Nexis 8 August 2000