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At least 30 people, including policemen, were injured in a clash between garment workers and law enforcers at Shewrapara area on Wednesday. The workers of the Outright Group started the demonstration at about 8 in the morning following a closure notice hanged by the authority at the factory gate. Then over 1,000 workers blocked the Rokyea Sarani since then demanding reopening of their factories. Later, workers from the other factories of the area join hands with the workers of Outright Group and took to the streets and blocked Begum Rokeya Sarani to press their demands. Production in at least 15 garment factories of the area remains suspended following the clash that turned the entire area into a battlefield. Police charged batons on the workers and civilians, fired teargas shells and also used a water cannon to disperse the workers. Dhaka, Bangladesh. June 30, 2010.   by- Amdadul Huq