Bangladesh, Oct. 28 -- Workers of a sweater factory in Gazipur blocked the road protesting the factory authority's decision to retrench workers.

Vehicular movement on the Dhaka-Tangail Highway remained halted for more than an hour on Wednesday morning as agitated workers blocked the road.

Rafiqul Islam of Basan Police Station said the workers of Diganta Sweater Factory have been demonstrating demanding an end to minimising workers from the factory.

On Wednesday morning, when the workers went to the factory they noticed some lights and machinery of different sections were broken. They alleged the authorities concerned vandalised them to falsely implicate workers.

Later, they demonstrated inside the factory and vandalised valuables.