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Clashes broke out on Thursday between Dhaka police and the employees of a garment factory after police stormed into the factory and fired rubber bullets and tear gas shells to disperse striking workers. (Aug. 7)

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Dhaka, Bangladesh - August 7, 2014

1. 'Star Garments' workers gathering in front of their factory which is adjacent to 'Tuba Group' garments company

2. Various of 'Star' workers chanting marching towards Tuba group building

3. 'Tuba Garments' workers exiting building after police attack, many women crying

4. Injured, bleeding woman

5. Various of police and ruling party workers chasing workers

6. Workers throwing rocks, vandalizing a cycle cart

7. Various of demonstrators, workers throwing bricks towards buses

8. People jumping out of a bus with their bags

STORYLINE:

Clashes broke out on Thursday between Dhaka police and the employees of a garment factory after police stormed into the factory and fired rubber bullets and tear gas shells to disperse striking workers.

The 'Tuba Garments' workers were observing a hunger strike and were on indefinite strike, demanding the payment of three months' salary and their bonuses in full.

Other workers from nearby garment factories also joined the Tuba employees in their protest.

Several workers and journalists sustained injuries during the clashes.

Police, along with workers from the ruling party together chased the garment employees.

Police also used water cannons to disperse the protesters who were vandalizing vehicles outside the factories.

The protesters retaliated by throwing bricks at the police.

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