Thousands of garment workers staged demonstrations to demand better wages for the fourth straight day on Wednesday, shutting down factories on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka.
Police fired tear gas and water cannons and used batons to prevent people from blocking off the road leading to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
Workers responded by hurling bricks at police and setting vehicles ablaze.
Bangladesh's garments industry generates around $30 billion in exports a year, making it the second largest in the world after China. Bangladeshi garment workers make products for big-name fashion retailers including Zara, H&M and Uniqlo.
"They give us nothing. Right now, our salaries are the same as for helpers hired to assist us," Begum said.
Hasina's ruling Awami League-led coalition swept general elections Dec. 28 amid complaints by the opposition of voter intimidation and vote-rigging. Hasina was sworn in Monday for a record third consecutive term as head of government.
The booming garments industry has been a pillar of Hasina's economic development strategy for Bangladesh, where per capita income has nearly tripled since 2009, to $1,750.
Under Hasina, the level of extreme poverty classified as under $1.25 per day has dropped from 19 percent of the population to less than 9 percent in the last decade, according to the World Bank.
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