100 factories shut in Bangladesh workers' protest
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Police have used batons, rubber bullets and tear gas to stop protests by garment workers in Bangladesh who want higher wages while factory owners fear they may miss shipment to the United States and Europe.
Police and news reports said the fifth day of protests on Wednesday in two industrial districts near Dhaka forced authorities to close more than 100 factories for the day.
A police official in the Gazipur district said the workers have dispersed there. But Mr A.K.M. Mosharaf Hossain would not confirm any injuries in Gazipur.
Prothom Alo newspaper reported that clashes in the Narayanganj district injured at least 10 people.