RMG workers’ barricade halts traffic movement in city

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Dhaka, Aug 30 (UNB) – Readymade garment workers put barricade on the main road in the city’s Abdullahpur area halting vehicular movement for around two and half hours on both sides of House Building to Abdullahpur on Thursday.Employees of ‘Top Jeans’ in Hazipara of Uttarkhan came to the street around 11:00 am protesting the dismissal of some of their fellow workers from the factory, UNB reported.

At one stage, they started demonstrating on the main road and went to Abdullahpur and put barricade there around 12:00 pm halting vehicular movement on the busy road, said Traffic Inspector Asad of Abdullahpur.

Although vehicles were diverted from Abdullahpur to House Building to keep the vehicular movement normal, huge traffic clog had surrounded the area, said another police officer.

Additional police forces were deployed to bring the situation under control.

Later around 2:30 pm, the agitated workers withdrew the roadblocks after being assured that their demand would be met, said Deputy Commissioner (Uttara Division) Nabid Kamal Shaibal.

He also said the vehicular movement from the International Airport to Abdullahpur became normal after 2:40 pm.