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Stop extortion by musclemen

Demand street vendors

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 28 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Street vendors have demanded stop of extortion by some musclemen from shops on footpaths in the capital.

Leaders of Bangladesh Hawkers’ Union placed their demand while addressing a demonstration against the extortionists at the Sadarghat area in the capital on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion, they said some musclemen under different political clout and in the name of two city corporations were extorting street hawkers rampantly.

The business of street hawkers was badly hit by Covid-19 but did not get any incentive or bank loans to turn around, they alleged.

Besides, the leaders of the union threatened for waging a tougher movement if their demand is not realised.

General Secretary of the body Sakendar Hayat, Organising Secretary Jashim Uddin, Executive Members Anisur Rahman, and others spoke at the programme.