Bengaluru, Apr 19: For the second day in a row, garment factory workers brought traffic to a standstill on Hosur Road as thousands of them protested at the Bommanahalli junction on Tuesday.
Garment factory workers are protesting against the recent amendments to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Scheme. Police offcials were caught off guard when thousands of workers gathered below the Electronic City Expressway without any prior notice.
As a result, police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the crowd which also resulted in few workers as well as policemen being injured.
Massive traffic jam was reported in the early hours which lasted for close to five hours. According to latest reports, protestors set three buses on fire at Jalahalli Cross.
Police put up barricades in the area trying to restrict the crowd but protestors broke the barricades and barged onto the main road.
On Monday, Apr 18 hundreds of workers protested in and around the Silk Board junction causing immense trouble for office goers and commuters. On Monday, commuters faced a similar issue when they were completely caught off guard due to the protest near Silk Board junction.
Thousands of garment factory workers converged in B'luru to protest
Thousands of garment factory workers gathered to protest against the recent amendments in the Employees Provident Fund Scheme.
Garment workers protest chokes Bomanahalli
Several garment factory workers were injured after police resorted to a mild lathicharge.
Traffic comes at a standstill in Bomanahalli
Traffic was thrown out of gear for several hours at Bomanahalli junction.
Workers were seen raising slogans at the protest
Workers were seen raising slogans at the protest at the Bomanahalli junction.
WATCH: Police use tear gas shells as protest by garment factory workers in Bengaluru turns violenthttps://t.co/mvTMWG5IyX— ANI (@ANI_news) April 19, 2016
Rightful claim of garment workers and unorganised sector employees should be addressed: Ananth Kumar, Union Minister pic.twitter.com/YXIBPFjWuB— ANI (@ANI_news) April 19, 2016