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Bangladesh police fire rubber bullets at garment workers

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Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at thousands of Bangladesh garment workers Sunday as violence erupted during a second day of protests to demand a $100 minimum monthly wage, police said. 

Bangladeshi garment workers shout slogans during a protest in Dhaka, on September 21, 2013. Bangladesh police say they fired rubber bullets and tear gas at thousands of garment workers during a second day of protests to demand a $100 minimum monthly wage.

Angry workers attacked garment factories during protests in key manufacturing areas outside of the capital Dhaka. Police said they forced more than 100 plants, which make clothing for Western retailers, to shut down for the day.

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