Five people killed as police fire at protesting workers in Bangladesh

Five people killed as police fire at protesting workers in Bangladesh

The Guardian

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Employees were demanding unpaid wages and a pay rise at a Chinese-backed power plant, officials and police said

At least five people were killed and dozens injured in Bangladesh after police opened fire on a crowd of workers protesting to demand unpaid wages and a pay rise at a Chinese-backed power plant, officials and police said.

Police opened fire after about 2,000 of the protesters began hurling bricks and stones at officers at the construction site of the coal-fired plant in the south-eastern city of Chittagong, local police official Azizul Islam told Reuters.

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