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.
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.